Charlton Traffic Safety Education Centre


– The track is 1 km, 700m sealed and the rest gravel. It features operating traffic lights, pedestrian crossing, hill crest, roundabout and parking bays.

– 4 vehicles are used for the program, 2 are manual sedans and 2 are automatic.


 The complex offers a variety of programs:

 •1 day short course

 •2 day program

 •3 or 4 day program

 •Night driving programs are part of the course if desired.


 – The core program is targeted at Year 10 students, most who are pre learner drivers (L’s)

– The other main program caters for VCAL students, most who have their L’s.


From 2002 through to 2014 between 700 to 1000 students each year undertook pre-driver training at Charlton.

In-car skills:

– Depending on the length of the program the following skills can be covered:

– Cabin Drill, moving off, Steering, Braking

– Road position, Left and right turn, gear change, observation

– U Turn, Reversing

– Convoy Drive, Gear Change, Roundabout

– Angle park and hill start

– Overtaking, cornering lines, gear change

– Parallel park and 3 point turn

– Night Driving and negotiating traffic lights

– For programs of 2 or more days a practical test can be included

Theory sessions

There is now a big emphasis on attitudes to driving in the theory component.

Depending on the length of the program the following theory can be covered:

– Road toll statistics

– Steering and system of car control

– Traffic rules and regulations and signs

– Lane positioning, U turns and 3 point turns

– Observation and planning, highway and freeway driving

– Overtaking and cornering

– Alcohol and drugs

– Night driving

– For programs of 2 or more days a theory test ( similar to the L’s theory test ) can be included.

Other Programs Offered By CHARTSEC 

– Driving programs for adult migrants new to the country.

– Individual driving programs through Employment agencies.

– L2P – provision of professional lessons and housing of the L2P car at CHARTSEC.





Contact Details:

Manager: Mr Brett Schofield

Mobile: 0488 912 147