Hazard perception test
Task 1: To sit the HPT you must:
- Be at least 17 years of age.
- Have completed your Post PDA Log Book with a minimum of 25 hours of supervised driving experience.
- Have allowed a minimum of six months to lapse since completing your PDA.
- Complete a ‘Hazard perception test’ form.
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Task 2: Hazard perception test (HPT)
The HPT is a computer-based test featuring a series of moving traffic scenes. The test will be used to measure your ability to assess traffic situations and make safe driving decisions.
Displaying a series of moving traffic scenes on the screen, the test requires you to respond to each scene by clicking your mouse to indicate when it is safe to commence a manoeuvre or when it is necessary to take appropriate action to reduce the risk of an accident.
You don’t need extensive computer skills to be able to take the test as simple on-screen instructions will guide you and staff are on hand to explain what you need to do.
You should read the Hazard Perception Test booklet as it will provide information about the HPT and detail important information you need to know to pass the test.
If you do not pass your HPT you can take the test again another day , but you need to pay a fee every time you sit the test.
Exemptions from completing a HPT
Some communities in Western Australia do not have HPT facilities so an exemption may be granted where it is proven that you live outside a radius of more than 100 kilometers from a HPT location.
If you believe you may be eligible for an exemption, you will be required to complete an 'Exemption from the Hazard Perception Test' form. Once your application has been reviewed you will receive a letter advising you of the decision.
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|Hazard Perception Test (booklet)||Kb|
Task 3: Practice online
You can practice your skills and learn more about what you'll need to know for the test by practising on the interactive HPT simulator on the learner activities and resources page.
This sample test will provide insight into the skills you need before taking the real test.
Task 4: What to do on the day
Make sure you:
- Bring your learner’s permit.
- Have completed your Post PDA Log Book - ensuring that your declaration of completion has been signed by you and your supervising driver.
- Bring your entire Learner Guide and Log Book with you.
- Present your primary and secondary identification.
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Task 5: Completing your HPT
You can sit the HPT at any Driver and Vehicle Services Centre (DVS) or regional agent.
You do not need to make an appointment.
Once you have passed your HPT you will be issued with a provisional licence.