Convert your overseas licence

Written by Ian (Hien) T

Sources: Vicroads website

Are you converting your oversea licence to Victorian licence?

Your licence must be verified prior to booking the following tests:

    • Road Law Knowledge Test
    • Hazard Perception Test
    • Drive Test
    • Search for more info here: https://billing.vicroads.vic.gov.au/bookings/Overseas
    • If your overseas drivers licence is from a Recognised Country or a country where driving experience IS recognised, you may not need to take a test.
    • Rules for temporary and permanent visas holders

      Temporary Visa

      If you hold a temporary visa:


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Stop in the middle of the median strip

Written by Ian (Hien) T

Question:

You are turning right in photo A, B, C. Which photo allowed you to stop in the median strip?

Answer: Photo C

Photo A,

This median strip, there is a right turn lane. It can be used for traffics turning right. You must give way to oncoming traffics, travelling along traffics, turning traffics. You are not allowed to stop in the middle of the median strip to block any traffic. You can drive pass it when it is safe to complete the turn.


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How many Driving Lessons do you need before sitting for a licence driving test

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How long will it take to complete your lessons ?

If you have just started or are planning to start on taking your driving lessons, chances are that there are lots of questions you might have in mind. Most of the times, the main question that most people have in mind is how long it will take them to complete the lessons before they can take their test and hopefully pass. You’re so eager to acquire your license and get behind the wheel, without needing someone to guide you through. So, back to your question, “how long should it take to get that license after having passed the driving test?” The answer to the question is that there is no defined amount of time that you need.


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HIENZ driving lessons prices

Written by Ian (Hien) T

HIENZ driving school has a wealth of experience unmatched in Melbourne. For the past 25 years we have taught so many drivers with a sense of pride in building a better society. We have not conformed to the easy road of incompetency but have chosen to take the long, strenuous and demanding road of competency. Therefore, we believe in what we do as a driving institution. We have never compromised on the quality of driving lessons we offer. We ensure every single dollar our learners spend is worth the lessons and the experience.


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Quality driving lessons

Written by Ian (Hien) T

HIENZ driving school has the capacity and resources to offer top notch driving lessons. We understand that driving lessons are more than just inserting a key into the ignition and stepping on the pedal.

There is so much a driver needs to learn in order to be a competent driver once they acquire their driving license. In reality, driving starts with the mind where we grill our learners on what to expect in the driving lessons. Secondly, the learner is amply prepared to handle the lessons once they start. With a strong focus and aptitude to learn the driver is able to maneuver challenges they come across during the driving course.


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Should learners be taught in strict or fun way?

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The question of whether learners need to be taught in a strict or fun way by their instructors does not have a definite answer. There are a few variables that might affect the modes of teaching in strict or fun methods. Obviously, the fun method is a better choice for nearly anyone who wishes to take driving lessons. It’s understandable since, driving should be fun –the driver should immerse himself into the process and become one with the car and the road. However, even in fun times, too, much of something is poisonous.

The fact of the matter is that driving isn’t rocket science and the fun ease the stress for the new drivers. Similarly, the learner needs to be aware of what is happening on the road and the implications in case of a mishap. When the instructor is teaching learners about road safety measures it is crucial to make them understand the severity of a grievous mistake while on the road. The driver needs to get the facts right to ensure they do not become part of the problem. On the other hand, instructors need to loosen up during fun filled parking lessons. Too much strain might cause the drivers to miss concepts involved in pulling out a great parking.


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The differences between an experienced driving instructor and an inexperienced one

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Inexperienced Instructor

There are a few differences between an experienced driving instructor and a new driving instructor. For instance, the new driving instructor lacks confidence on how they execute their duties. There are other noticeable differences while others are not very obvious. Either way the experienced instructor has so much on the inexperienced instructor. That means the experienced driving instructor will offer better lessons than the inexperienced one. So how do you distinguish between the two and are you supposed to even look so hard? For one, the lack of confidence will betray the inexperienced instructor.


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The role of a driving instructor

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The driving instructor is a very critical person in the driving lessons. The driving instructor holds the key to your final performance during the test. Beyond the lessons they take you through, the driving instructor offers the learners’ motivation as a tutor. The choice of tutor will influence how you approach driving for the rest of your life. If the instructor impacted little road discipline in you, it might affect your driving test and also your driving years later. Therefore, it’s important to work with a driving instructor, who is competent, disciplined, and motivated. There are so many adjectives that can be used to describe a great driving instructor but the above will do for now.


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What are the common mistakes that make you fail the driving test?

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Obviously, people make grief mistakes when taking a driving test. Perhaps, if you are familiar with these mistakes you can avoid them during your own driving test. First on the list of common mistakes during tests is failing to stop at a STOP sign. Oftentimes, drivers taking tests tend to focus so much on driving properly that they forget to make a stop at designated places. Then a driver will forget to give way to other drivers who have the right of way. Another common mistake among test drivers is denying pedestrians the right of way. It’s important to always remember that even pedestrians have rights on the road too.


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