Learners Permit Theory Test

Students successfully completing the Keys4Life program are provided with the opportunity to undertake the Learner's Permit Theory Test at their school or alternate school location. Those who pass can provide their Keys4Life certificate to the WA Department of Transport and will be granted an exemption from paying the theory test portion of the fee.


Staff delivering the Keys4Life program must attend a Keys4Life professional learning workshop and follow the steps to implementing the Learner’s Permit Theory Test as outlined in the program implementation.

All Keys4Life teachers must have a teaching/education degree (and current registration with the Teacher Registration Board of WA) OR a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to deliver the program.

Preparing for the Learner’s Permit Theory Test 

Teachers can assist students to prepare for the theory test by encouraging them to complete:

Teachers can also encourage students to build their knowledge and understanding of road rules by reading the relevant sections in Drive Safe

Using the Keys4Life Certificate

In WA, Learner’s Permit applications are processed between 8:30am and 3:45pm, Mondays to Fridays at Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centres. Students presenting a valid Keys4Life certificate during the Learner's Permit application process will be eligible to receive the following exemptions.

  • An exemption from sitting, passing and paying for the Computerised Theory Test (CTT) at the DVS centre.
  • An exemption from presenting one of the five Proof of identity forms 

 👉  A valid Keys4Life certificate is one that is:

  • current (certificates are valid for two years from the date the test was passed)
  • correctly completed with the student’s name written exactly as displayed on other legal identification (eg: birth certificate). The certificate does not need to include middle names.

Additional information about how to use the Keys4Life certificate is available in the family information sheet – How to use a Keys4Life certificate

Replacing certificates 

Teachers are responsible for replacing lost or damaged certificates. If a teacher issues a replacement certificate, all details on the new certificate must be emailed to sdera.co@education.wa.edu.au

If a student loses or damages their certificate, they are required to contact their Keys4Life teacher at their school or agency.

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