Traffic Offender Intervention Program
Road Sense Australia delivers an accredited community-based Traffic Offender Intervention Program (TOIP) designed to help participants understand road safety and become safer drivers.
Road Sense Australia has created one of Australia’s leading TOIP, providing education around road safety and responsible driving behaviours. Our approach integrates cognitive behavioural strategies with practical experiential learning. Our TOIP delivers the skills and necessary information to help shape positive perspectives, helping our participants develop into more responsible, and safer road users.
What is the Traffic Offender Intervention Program?
A TOIP targets safe road use and responsible driving conduct. It is designed for driver offenders who have exceeded their demerit points limit, in line with newer road legislation introduced 1 February 2015.
The newer legislation penalises driver offenders who continually demonstrate risky driving behaviours and put other road users at risk of danger. The legislation offers driver offenders a chance to gain a better understanding of road rules, understand the consequences of risky driving; and attempts to motivate positive driving behaviour change.
Unrestricted licence drivers who surpass their demerit points 2 times in a 5 year period are required to pass their Driver Knowledge Test again and to also complete a TOIP. The Roads and Maritime Services will arrange and refer eligible TOIP candidates to Road Sense Australia and they will be required to complete our TOIP. Our TOIP modules are created to improve driver understanding of the implications of dangerous, risky driving practices and to reduce their chances of re-offending.
Why Choose TOIP with Road Sense Australia?
Road Sense Australia provides the highest standards of driver education. Our TOIP empowers drivers and because we operate as a Not-For-Profit, our proceeds go back towards the community.
Accredited online provider
The online TOIP program gives driving offenders high quality education which can be completed at their own pace, regardless of location.
Road Sense Australia delivers accredited TOIP and driver education courses in every Australian State and Territory. We have helped over 20,000 participants to date.
Trusted legal advice
Road Sense Australia is trusted by Australia’s leading law firms and many magistrates, offering TOIPs that are updated regularly to reflect current road safety legislation.
Find a Face-to-Face Program
Quest Hotel – 450 Townsend Street, Albury
Rydges Hotel – 874 Hume Highway, Bass Hill
Batemans Bay Resort – 49 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
RSL Club – 114 Rankin Street, Bathurst
Bega Valley Civic Centre – Zingel Place, Bega
Digger On The Darling – 23-25 Sturt Street, Bourke
Musicians Club – 276 Crystal Street, Broken Hill
Mounties Club – 101 Meadows Road, Mt Pritchard
The Seminar Hutt – 6 Duke Street, Coffs Harbour
Neighbourhood Centre (Masonic Centre) – 31-33 Church Street, Dubbo
Youth & Community Centre – 55 Vine Street, Fairfield
147 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming
Leagues Club – 2 Bridge Road, Griffith
Magpies Waitara – 11-37 Alexandria Parade, Waitara
Community Centre – 81-83 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Invercauld House – 163 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah
Quest Hotel – 39 Scott Street, Liverpool
Adina Apartment Hotel – 17 Bourke Road, Mascot
Mercure Hotel Charlestown – 109 Madison Drive, Charlestown
Harbord Diggers – 88 Evans Street, Freshwater
Pleasant Way River Lodge, 9 Pleasant Way, Nowra
Rydges Hotel – 116- 118 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill
Penrith RSL – 8 Tindale Street, Penrith
Westport Club – 25 Buller Street, Port Macquarie
Community Centre – 25 – 31 Jerrabomberra Parkway, Jerrabomberra
Adina Apartments – 55 Shelley St, Sydney
Club Taree – 121 Wingham Rd, Taree
Civic and Cultural Centre – Cnr Brett St and Wharf St, Tweed Head
Riverina Community College – 90-98 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga
Deerubbin Centre – Hawkesbury Regional Gallery 300 George Street, Windsor
Sage Hotel – 60-62 Harbour Street, Wollongong
Digger On The Darling – 23-25 Sturt St, Bourke.
Punthill Apartments – 40 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill
Community Club – 4 Haskins St, Caboolture
Citizens Advice Bureau – 56 South St, Ipswich
Community Centre – 9-11 Jacaranda Ave, Logan
Neighbourhood Centre – 29Martin St, Nerang
Quest Apartments – 48 Victoria Rd, Rockhampton
Vibe Hotel – 42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Sports Ground – 47 Arthur St, Toowoomba
R.S.L. – 139 Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park
Complete an Online TOIP Program
Register and complete our TOIP program online. Once registered, you will receive email access in 1-2 business hours. You will have TOIP program online access for 1 month from the date you access the material. Through our TOIP program online you can save your work and complete it later as many times as necessary. If you require more than 1 month of access to our materials, just let us know and we can grant you an extension!
Once you have completed TOIP, we will consult back to the Court on your behalf (TOIP referral) and we will email your certificate to both the Court and yourself (and your lawyer if you have one).
Unfortunately, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) does not accept electronic copies of certificates, so if we are required to report to the RMS on your behalf (TOIP referral), we will post you the certificate if you are completing the TOIP program online.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of 1 February 2015, unrestricted licence holders who exceed their demerit points limit twice in five years must re-sit and pass the Driver Knowledge Test and complete a Driver Education Course.
The Roads and Maritime Services will refer TOIP candidates to Road Sense Australia and they will be required to complete our traffic offender intervention program.
At Road Sense Australia our TOIP program is divided into 10 modules covering a variety of different subjects.
You can choose to do our program in a classroom, online, via Zoom or a combination of these, and you can split it up over multiple weeks, or do it all in one go.
At Road Sense Australia our TOIP program takes about 6 hours to complete, regardless of your choice of delivery option – classroom, via Zoom, online or a combination of these. With online delivery, you can access the program for 1 month from the date that the material is provided, you can also extend your access by contacting us.
If you are interested in enrolling in our TOIP book here. Our programs sell out and we are constantly adding new dates and closing off full programs, so, unfortunately, we can’t publish all of our dates because by the time we do, we probably would have added more.
Our TOIP program costs $170 to complete. As a not-for-profit, all of our proceeds go back into the community to fund driver education programs for the most vulnerable and the underprivileged.
The TOIP is a driver education program targeting road safety and responsible driving behaviours. The sessions are designed to increase awareness of the consequences of dangerous driving practices and are intended to reduce the likelihood of you re-offending.
Our TOIP combines a cognitive behavioural approach with reality-based learning. It provides you with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving and to become safer, more responsible road users.
A TOIP provider cannot guarantee you a lesser sentence because you complete their drivers offender course. We highly recommend that you question the credibility of any TOIP provider that tells you that doing their course will get you a lesser sentence.
There are there are many variables that can affect your sentence:
- Your driving history
- The circumstances surrounding your offence
- Your attitude towards the police / law enforcement
- How you act at Court
- What you have learnt from your experiences and from completing TOIP
- Your lawyer
A Magistrate will take these factors and others into consideration at the time of handing down their sentence. It is only the Magistrate that can determine your sentence.
However, there are things that you can do to help your case, and in addition to completing TOIP, having a great lawyer is a good place to start. You need to be open and honest with them about everything and they will try to use the law to your advantage. That is why we partner with a number of leading law firms that are available to offer you free legal advice, with no obligation.
Register For a TOIP Course Today
Road Sense Australia’s TOIP is one of the most beneficial learning programs drivers can experience. We provide one of the best TOIP programs in Australia and know that if magistrates could recommend one program to drivers, it would be ours. Become a safe driver today with Road Sense Australia.