​At the Program


Program Length

The Sober Driver Program includes 18 hours of group work plus two hours of take home tasks, totalling 20 hours.

The program is delivered as:

  • one 6 hour session per week for three weeks; or
  • one 2 hour session per week for nine weeks.

Note: MTS only deliver the program over three weeks.

Programs are regularly scheduled on weekends or weekday evenings.

Program Size

The majority of Sober Driver Programs average between 6 and 12 participants, with a maximum of 16 participants per group. In small and remote locations, groups are permitted to run with a minimum of 4 participants.


Only facilitators who have completed comprehensive training in group work skills and who have attended a program specific workshop may deliver the Sober Driver Program. Facilitators deliver the program in pairs in order to ensure quality and maintain engagement of the participants.​​​

Program Curriculum

The program includes topics to help participants understand the effects of drink driving on their self and others to build skills and strategies to avoid re-offending in the future. 

​For the outline of each session, download the Sober Driver Program - Curriculum Framework [PDF, 40.3kb].pdf​​​