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IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS NOW

AAMI Skilled Drivers

Learn about being a safer driver. Just one day.

About Skilled Drivers

Did you know that 39% of young drivers we recently surveyed* admit to sending or reading a text message while driving? And over half of these drivers felt young people don't get adequate driver training before they get their licence and 84% believe it should be compulsory to do a safe driving course?

That's where we can help. Our AAMI approved driver training program provides a one day driving course designed to arm young drivers who are under 25 years of age with safe driving techniques and a better understanding of what it takes to be safe on the road.

Who can do the course?

For AAMI Comprehensive Car policies with a start date on or after 19 June 2018

The course is open to all AAMI customers who hold an AAMI Comprehensive Car policy (purchased or renewed on 19 June 2018 or after) and hold a P-Plate or full license, at a cost to you, and if:

  • you hold an AAMI Comprehensive Car policy (purchased or renewed on 19 June 2018 or after) and hold a P-Plate or full license and are under 25 years of age, are a listed driver on an AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance policy and you complete the course with an AAMI approved provider; or
  • your child or grandchild is under 25, is a listed driver on your AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance policy and they complete the course with an AAMI approved provider.

Then you, your child or grandchild are eligible to undertake the course at a cost to you and on completion you are eligible to receive up to a 10% discount on your AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance rated premium, until the first renewal on or after the participant turns 25 as long as the participant remains a listed driver. The discount does not apply to the portion of the rated premium relating to AAMI Roadside Assist, if you have purchased that option. Ask us for details of approved providers. AAMI does not pay for the course.

For AAMI Comprehensive Car policies with a start date before 19 June 2018

  • If you hold an AAMI Comprehensive Car policy (purchased or renewed before 19 June 2018) and hold a P-Plate or full license and are under 25 years of age, are a listed driver on an AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance policy and you complete the course with an AAMI approved provider; or
  • If your child or grandchild is under 25, is a listed driver on your AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance policy and they complete the course with an AAMI approved provider.

Then you, your child or grandchild are eligible to undertake the course free of charge and on completion you are eligible to receive up to a 10% discount on your AAMI Comprehensive Car Insurance rated premium, until the first renewal on or after the participant turns 25 as long as the participant remains a listed driver. The discount does not apply to the portion of the rated premium relating to AAMI Roadside Assist, if you have purchased that option. Ask us for details.

What you'll learn in your one day Skilled Driver course:

  • The principles of Defensive Driving - how to minimise risks and improve driver safety margin
  • Hazard Detection - the technique and skill of reading ahead and identifying hazards
  • Understanding the limitations of relying on emergency control skills
  • LOOK UP. STAY BACK® - the two behaviours that will halve your crash risk
  • BAAMS® Driver Profile - Behaviour, Attitude, Awareness, Motivation and Skills
  • Vehicle safety - checklist, driving position, tyres and pressures
  • Practical Activities - understanding the relationship between reaction time, speed and stopping distances
  • Vehicle dynamics - understanding what causes skids and vehicle instability
  • Key road laws - how much can you rely on road laws to keep you safe - practical interpretation

Note: All practical training is conducted at suburban speeds.

Ready to learn about being a safer driver? 

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How the Discount works

Once you complete the AAMI Skilled Drivers Course, the related Comprehensive Car Insurance policy holder – whether it be you, your parent or grandparent – gets a discount on their rated premium.

The discount is applied until the first renewal on or after the participant turns 25 as long as the participant remains a listed driver. The discount does not apply to the portion of the rated premium relating to AAMI Roadside Assist, if you have purchased that option.

Making our roads safer

In 45 odd years since the birth of AAMI, we've helped get people back on the road after literally millions of accidents.

From scrapes and dings to fender benders, embarrassing errors in reversing to the more serious of accidents, we've seen them all.

That's why we put safety at the centre of everything we do.

*AAMI 2016 Crash Index