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Driving Instructor

Instruct people in the safe and effective operation of a motor vehicle

What's it like to be a Driving Instructor?

Driving Instructors educate people, either individually or in groups, on the safe and effective operation of a vehicle. Driving Instructors can teach classes on vehicles ranging from motorcycles and scooters, through to cars, trucks and buses.

Driving Instructor

Tasks and duties

  • Teaching road traffic rules and regulations.
  • Teaching students about road and vehicle safety.
  • Explaining and demonstrating the use of vehicle features such as the brakes, accelerator, clutch, gears, indicators, lights and transmission.
  • Teaching advanced techniques, such as what to do in an emergency.
  • Advising students on when they are ready to sit their test, and when they might need some further instruction.

What can I earn as a Driving Instructor?

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How to become a Driving Instructor


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To become a Driving Instructor, you’ll need to a hold a state-issued driver’s licence and a specific Driving Instructors licence.

  1. You need a specific Driving Instructors’ licence. Before you can apply for a Driving Instructor’s licence, you’ll need to hold an unrestricted, state-issued drivers’ licence and several years of driving experience. You can find out more about driver licences by contacting your local traffic authority.
  2. You’ll usually need to complete a Certificate IV In Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction) (TLI41216) to work as a driving instructor. You can earn this through TAFE or a private training college.
  3. If you plan to instruct children under 18, you’ll need a Working With Children Check.

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Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport (Car Driving Instruction)

This qualification prepares you to work as a driving instructor and meets part of the requirements for certification.
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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Bachelor of Arts

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Latest Driving Instructor reviews

Latest reviews from 17 Driving Instructors surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Driver training can be very rewarding and must be a career driven by passion rather than financial gain.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Customer service
The good things
Being self employed you are able to set your own hours and choose how much/little you want to work. You can quickly gain a solid customer base that will grow by reputation as you establish new custome...
The challenges
It takes time to build up a customer base large enough to provide enough lessons for a sustainable income. Once established, you will earn sufficient revenue providing you are willing to be available ...
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Aug 2019
Teaching somebody to be a safe driver can only be possible with a lot of patience and taking into account the learner drivers abilities
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Teaching drivers to be safe and how to pass their vort
The good things
What I enjoy is that it is possible to arrange your daily activities and that you are not bound by fixed office hours. You can also work from home and if you have a reliable car your running expenses ...
The challenges
The main challenges are to be aware of possible dangers when teaching drivers who have no or little experience
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