Drink Driver Education Courses
We offer the Drink Driver Behaviour Change Progams which can help you avoid future drink driving offences. The programs are designed to meet course obligations in order to attend court or Vicroads for re-licencing.
Upon successful completion the program, participants are presented with a Program Completion Certificate. This document is essential for Licence Eligibility and needs to be provided to the Court or Vicroads for an offender to have their licence restored.
|Bendigo||Programs Held at Salvation Army Bridge Program Room, 65~71 Mundy St, Bendigo (Enter off Bramble St, Gate 3)|
|Shepparton||View Map||Program Held at The Salvation Army Church, 99 Nixon Street, Shepparton|
|Wangaratta||View Map||Program Held at Pangerang Community House, 38 Ovens Street, Wangaratta|
Lost or misplaced your Behaviour Change Progam certificate? Replacement certificates can be arranged at a cost of $10.
Full Fee for the two-day program is $300.00. For concession card holders or online bookings the program fee is reduced to $288. A deposit of $100.00 is required to guarantee registration and a place in the program as numbers are limited. There is also an addition compulsory VicRoads Goverment Recovery Fee of $34 for concession card holders or $67 for non concession card holders which MUST be paid to us prior to the commencment of the program. Other payment options are available and you need to contact the office to discuss this if you wish to pay in instalments.
Conditions of enrolment
Conditions of Attendance :
Proof of Identity and Eligibility
Attend the Entire Program
Attend on Time
Be free of alcohol or drugs
Complete all Components of the Program
Participate in and Complete the Required Tasks and Activities
Contribute to Program Activities and Group Discussion
Complete Program Activities within the Participant Handbook
Pay All Fees
Consent to the VicRoads requirements of Data collection and use - form sent to you for approval
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Attendance while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is not permitted. Alcohol should Not be consumed prior to attending a session, as it is a requirement that you attend with a Zero Blood Alcohol Concentration. Failure to observe these conditions will result in exclusion from the program.
Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance to a session. Please try to arrive at least five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time to allow sessions to commence and finish on time.
Any session which is missed, for whatever reason, will need to be completed and may delay your completion of the program. Missing the first session of a program will result in exclusion from the entire program and a need to be re-booked into a future program.
Conduct - Exclusions
Clients who behave in a disruptive, unruly fashion or who attend a session under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be excluded from or asked to leave that session and will not be eligible for reimbursement of fees. Anyone asked to leave may be excluded from future sessions.
There is a No Smoking Policy inside the building During the program. There is a designated smoking area outside the building.
Licence Cancellation Details
If you have not already done so you need to supply the details of your licence cancellation on the first session of the program in order to complete administrative details. Your BAC, date of licence restoration as well as any previous convictions you may have is necessary information.
All information that you volunteer during the program is Strictly Confidential and shall not be released to any other agency without a detailed written consent from you.
At the completion of the program and Both Sessions you will be issued with a Certificate verifying that you have completed the VicRoads Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program.
Assesments can be required for licence eligibility depending on the offence, and represent an official legal document. Assesments are designed to assess the driver's understanding of alcohol use in the context of driving as well as individual situations including current alcohol use.
Offenders may be required to undertake an initial assessment within 28 days of appearing for your Licence Eligibility Order but can be up to 12 months prior to applying to the court for a licence eligibility hearing depending on time of offence. In some circumstances the disqualification period may cease before you have completed the steps towards licence restoration, consequently, it may be possible to apply to the court for a time reduction between the first assessment and the court hearing. We recommend discussing further with us regarding the details on how to go about this time reduction procedure.
An assessment is required for anyone going to court for a second offence or a first offence where the BAC is 0.15% or greater or a non BAC offence i.e. Refusing to use a breathalyser, Refusing to Accompany back to the police station or take a blood test. Assessments range from $160 depending on circumstances. (N.B. Prices are subject to change). An assessment is also to be completed within 28 days prior to court for all offenders who have an interlock in their vehicle applying to court to remove the interlock.
If you are required to fit an interlock you may need an assessment prior to going to court and you WILL need to apply to the court for an Interlock Condition Removal Order (ICRO) once you have served your minimum interlock period. You will also need to undertake an Interlock Condition Removal Order Assessment within 28 days of your appearance in court.
For more information on interlocks, see:
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