On completion you will receive a Court Report/Homework Sheet & Certificate of Completion to submit to the Magistrate on your plea in Court. Please Do Not leave this until the last minute or the day before court. We allow 24 hours from your completion to issue documentation. We will do our best to issue earlier.
Can I start the QTOP program prior to me going to court?admin2023-02-14T22:08:31+10:00
Yes, it is essential that you start the program immediately. You can then complete the program before your first Court appearance which will alleviate asking for an adjournment. If you need an adjournment to complete our program, mention you are attending QTOP!
QTOP is fully recognised by the Queensland Magistrates Courts/Queensland Corrective Services/Lawyers. The QTOP Online course will require a Minimum of four (4) days to complete – It is not a quick fix one (1) day program. So make sure you have left enough time to complete the course.
How do I start the QTOP Program?admin2023-02-18T21:40:01+10:00
Step 1. Click on red ‘Enrol Now!‘ button above to enrol. Step 2. Complete the required details. Step 3. Make payment. Step 4. Check your emails including junk/spam for log in details. Step 5. Log in and commence! That easy!
What is the incentive for an offender to do the program?admin2023-02-18T21:33:36+10:00
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE BUT THE OFFENDER MAY RECEIVE A LIGHTER SENTENCE AND FINE, DEPENDANT UPON THE INDIVIDUALS HISTORY, CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE OFFENCE. NATURALLY, WE CANNOT GIVE ANY GUARANTEES AS THE MAGISTRATE WILL DEAL WITH OFFENDERS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
QTOP is a road safety education program. Completing the program demonstrates you are addressing your offending behaviour to deter reoffending to save lives in our communities.
Completion of the program will be taken into consideration by a magistrate as a mitigating factor in sentencing. The fact that an offender has demonstrated remorse and sought education for their actions it will be taken into consideration in the overall sentencing process.
The program is designed to increase the participants’ understanding of their social commitment and traffic laws and use reality checks on statistics and events that do occur because of drink/drug driving or general breaching of traffic laws.
What is the Traffic Offenders Program?admin2022-06-23T11:31:52+10:00
The Traffic Offenders Program is a road safety educational court diversion program that involves expert lecturers from a diverse range of fields.
Lecturers include driver safety experts, emergency service experts, substance abuse (drug and alcohol) counsellors, grief and trauma counsellors, victims and lawyers.
Lectures will focus on their involvement with the different consequences of dangerous driving, (alcohol and other drugs, as well as the adverse health effects) and the impact on victims of road crashes.
The many experts will relate their personal experiences in relation to crashes, including experts that will bring home the message what drink driving and unsafe driving in a practical sense can mean to you.
Who are the lecturers and what is their expertise?admin2022-06-23T11:32:02+10:00
The lecturers are all qualified experts in their particular fields and include Emergency Personnel, Qualified drug and alcohol counsellors, Psychologists, Social workers, Grief and Trauma counsellors, Victims of road crashes and Lawyers.
Who is Eligible for the Program?admin2023-02-18T21:36:00+10:00
If you fail to provide a specimen, or a drug is detected in your blood, you will be charged with driving under the influence of liquor or a drug. If you are charged with driving under the influence of liquor or a drug your driver licence will be immediately suspended until the charge is dealt with: by a court.
It is a serious offence to drive while your blood alcohol level is over the legal limit.
The roadside drug test takes a saliva sample and can detect the presence of:
If your licence is suspended but you need to keep driving, such as for work, you may be eligible to apply for a special hardship order. A special hardship order is a court order that allows a driver with a suspended provisional or open licence to continue driving under restricted and specific conditions.
After receiving the Notice of Suspension, you have 28 days to lodge your appeal online or in person at a local court. You will need to pay a fee to the court to lodge your application. Unless the court orders otherwise you must not drive until your appeal is heard.
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, commonly called dangerous driving, causing death or grievous bodily harm is a very serious criminal offence in Queensland and other states. If you are found guilty of dangerous driving, your licence will be disqualified for a minimum of 6 months in addition to any other penalty that is imposed.
If you are convicted of unlicensed driving, the court must disqualify you from holding a drivers licence for a period of between 1 and 6 months. You may also receive a fine of more than $5,700 or you may be imprisoned for up to 1 year.
If you have been charged with a drink or drug driving offence in Queensland or another state, you may be entitled to apply for a work licence. A work licence is also known as a restricted licence, workers licence, section 87 licence or day licence.
It is also critical to know that the work licence must be applied for before the court imposes a disqualification period for the drink or drug driving offence. Once the court imposes the licence disqualification you cannot apply for a work licence.
Often, even the most experienced drivers may consider undertaking a refresher driving course to help them with safely and navigating the road.
There’s nothing wrong with taking a refresher driving course – in fact, it can be very helpful in order to mitigate the future risk of a crash, and can also help unsteady drivers with improving their skill and confidence level!
Commence Program Before Court Date!
Make sure you have left enough time to complete the course and have your certificate issues before your Court date.
Don't Leave It Until the Last Minute
The course will take at least four (4) full days to complete. Please ensure you also have enough time to receive your certificate.