Hazard Perception Test Online


Hazard Perception Test Online (HPTO)

Resource: Vicroads.

Notice to all Driving Schools and Driver Learners in Melbourne Victoria.

The Victorian Government is modernising the way we prepare our new learner drivers. Currently the Hazard Perception Test is a computer-based test completed in-person at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

From Tuesday 28 September, thousands more prospective drivers will be able to complete more of their licence goals from the comfort of their home with the Hazard Perception Test Online (HPTO).

The Hazard Perception Test Online (HPTO) was endorsed by the State Government as part of the Department of Transport’s overall Service Recovery Program for registration and licensing. 

About the HPTO.

The Hazard Perception Test assesses an applicant’s ability to recognise and respond to potential hazards in the safest way possible and features scenarios that focus on areas where young and novice drivers are more likely to experience a crash.

The HPTO means applicants have an alternative channel to take the test online through their myVicRoads account.

The HPTO provides applicants:

  • an interactive learning experience with driving scenarios that simulate real life hazards they wouldn’t normally encounter as part of their Drive Test.
  • impacted by COVID-19 with an alternative and online way to complete the test without visiting a centre or waiting to re-book their appointment.
  • the ability to self-register and pay the test fee online.
  • the comfort of being able to take the test in their own home, or any location of choice.
  • the ability to practice online as many times as they need before taking the test.
  • the ability to access and take the test at a time of their choosing, from any compatible device through their myVicRoads personal account.
  • a more seamless and complete digital experience in the overall customer journey transitioning from the Learner Permit Test Online (LPTO) and myLearners.
  • A COVIDsafe approach, by limiting physical and face-to-face interaction with others.

Outside of COVID-19 restriction periods, applicants can still choose to sit the Hazard Perception Test In-person at VicRoads Customer Service Centres, if they require interpreter or translator services support or don’t have access to a compatible device or internet.

Where to find more information.

To learn more about the Hazard Perception Test Online and how applicants can register, press the button to visit VicRoads website to launch videos.

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