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Keys for Life

Keys for Life: Program Overview

Keys for Life is a comprehensive, evidence-based program with links to the Australian Curriculum, WA Certificate of Education (WACE) and WA Licensing System.

For more than ten years, Keys for Life teachers have been building a culture of respect, responsibility and safety, while implementing a 10-lesson program that has reached over 100,000 pre-drivers and learner drivers across the state.

The Keys for Life program assists young people to better understand the importance of driving practice, planning ahead, courteous and safer driving and safer vehicles.

Students gain licensing credits and achievement towards their WACE after completing all Keys for Life program requirements and by sitting the legitimate Learner's Permit Theory Test at school.

Registered Keys for Life Teachers can order student and test materials, and are given the authority to conduct the Learner’s Permit Theory Test with eligible students (at the conclusion of the program) and issue Keys for Life Certificates to students that pass.

To become a registered Keys for Life teacher (with SDERA), a compulsory one-day Keys for Life professional development workshop is available at no cost to all schools throughout the state.

Keys for Life can also be incorporated into a whole-school approach to road safety education where schools, parents and communities work together to plan and implement road safety strategies within the school community.  The 10-lesson Keys for Life Pre-driver Education program, one-hour Keys for Life Parent Workshop and Guidelines for Managing Student Drivers and their Passengers are important parts of this whole-school strategy.

SDERA works closely with the Department of Transport and many other agencies to provide students and teachers with relevant and accurate information about licensing and road safety.



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