Back on Track Drink Driver Program has been designed with the
intent of educating and changing attitudes and behaviours of
participants. The program has been based on substantial research of best
practice drinking and drug driving programs in the Territory, other
jurisdictions and international interventions. The content of the
program has been designed to incorporate these research findings in
relation to program effectiveness and outcomes.
The drink driving program consists of one or two units and is run over two consecutive days.
Unit One (UGS002)
For first offenders disqualified from driving due to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than 0.15.
Cost $300 (one full day)
Unit Two (UGS003)
drivers with a previous drink driving conviction and for
those disqualified from driving due to a blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) reading exceeding 0.15. All participants must
undertake Unit One prior to commencement and completion of Unit Two.
Cost $370 (two full days)
When and where are the courses held?
- Katherine: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine
Darwin: The Avenue, 12 Salonika Street, Parap
- Palmerston: Charles Darwin University, University Avenue Palmerston
the "Program Dates"
button above to find out upcoming
course dates and more information.
What you can expect:
The purpose of the program is to achieve the following:
Address the legal requirements of the NT Government's legislative framework
Reduce the incidence of drink driving in the Northern Territory
Change the behaviours of those who have committed a drink driving offence and reduce recidivism
Enhance road safety in the NT.
Encourage those who have alcohol abuse problems to seek help.
The specific aims of the Program are to:
Enhance participant motivation to change offending behaviour
Inform participants about the law and alcohol related issues
Encourage participants to understand the effects of drink driving on themselves, their significant others and the wider community
Assist participants to build skills, strategies and knowledge to apply in future situations
Provide accurate information about alcohol, BAC and alcohol elimination
Inform participants about the effects of alcohol on the body, mind and driving capacity
Assist participants to consider the consequences of their offence on their own lives and the lives of others
Enable participants to plan practical strategies in a range of scenarios which they can implement in high risk situations
Develop self awareness regarding substance dependency behaviours
Provide access to services and support for those who may benefit from such assistance
What is expected of you?
obtain a Notification of Completion, you are required to demonstrate
you have achieved a number of competencies and/or met various
Therefore, you must have:
Lost your Driver's Licence as a result of a drink driving offence
Provided proof of your identity
Paid your course fees before the course starts
Participated in an enrolment interview prior to commencing the course
Signed the Conditions of Attendance Agreement
no alcohol or non-prescribed drugs in your system when attending each
session of the course and submit to random breath analysis as determined
by the Course Facilitator. A breath analysis reading in excess of zero
may result in immediate discharge from the course. No refund of fees
will occur in such circumstances.
Attend all sessions, on time and remain for the duration of each session
Demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to apply, the learning principles documented in the manual