Focus Driving School is the newest driving school in Cairns. Set up by Ben Eliot who has many years experience as a Driving Instructor in Cairns, Focus is a family owned and operated business. Ben also delivers DriveSafe, a Defensive Driving Course with a practical content. DriveSafe is guaranteed to improve skills and awareness.
Ben studied at St. Augustine’s College and attended James Cook University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Human Services. Previously Ben worked in communications, sales and marketing for both national and international companies.
Ben loves working as a Driving Instructor and gets a real ‘buzz’ when his students pass. Probably one of the youngest driving instructors in Cairns, Ben is intent on building a successful business.
Although Focus Driving School is one of the most competitively priced driving schools in the region, Ben remains committed to delivering outstanding professionalism and service.
Getting your learner licence
You can apply for a learner licence in Queensland when you turn 16.
You need to pass a written road rules test before you can get your learner licence.
To prepare for the written test, study the Queensland’s road rules.
Practicing the test online will help you decide when you are ready to take the test.
Your Learner logbook …
Apply online for your learner logbook
If you are 25 or older, you are not required to complete the learner logbook, however, it is recommended that you do.
For previous, interstate or overseas driving experience find out how to record your hours.
Focus also provides refresher courses and driving lessons to upskill jobseekers.
*Note: If you choose an automatic, you may only operate an automatic vehicle. Any new vehicles which you rent or buy must be automatic as well. If you want to drive a manual car in the future, you would be wise to learn on a manual which automatically allows you to drive both kinds of vehicles.
|Prepaid Power Pack (10 hrs with a professional instructor equals 30 hrs in your logbook)||$240 for 5 lessons|
|1.5 hrs lesson||$75|
|1 hr lesson||$55|
|Night lesson (6pm onwards)||$60|
|Test – 1 hr lesson plus hire of Focus Driving School vehicle for test||$110|
|Defensive Driving Course||$320|
Payment is due prior to each lesson/s either in cash or by EFT.
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Your safety is our business, we have the necessary:
Business and Public Liability Insurances
Blue card and Police clearance.
Our Instructor/s also undertake a Defensive Driving Course.
Ben drives a Mazda Sports Hatch with low mileage which is well maintained on a regular basis.