Do you love driving? Are you passionate about teaching? Do you want our roads to be a safer place for all? Have you thought about doing a driving instructor course and becoming a qualified Driving Instructor?
The Driving Instructors Act 2011 and Driving Instructors Regulation 2011 require that any person who teaches another person to drive for money or reward holds an Instructor’s licence. Professional Driving Instruction can be a very rewarding career and offers people a chance to operate their own business.
To become a qualified driving instructor in NSW requires you must be deemed eligible by the Roads and Maritime Service of NSW (RMS, formally the RTA). You will have to pass a medical and police check and have your driving record examined. Once deemed fit by the RMS, you’ll receive your “letter of eligibility”.
The next step is to enroll in the Driving Instructor Course – TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction). Choose your course provider carefully. Ensure the provider is a Registered Training Organisation with the qualification on their scope of delivery.
Different providers deliver the course in different ways – classroom, in car, group and individual training. While enquiring about driving instructor courses, be sure to enquire how many students per class, how training will be delivered and what sort of final assessment is required.
Some training organisations that run the driving instructor course in NSW have nationally accredited assessors working for them, so your final assessment may be able to be completed by the training organisation who delivered the driving instructor course!
TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction) is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as Driving Instructors. Upon completion of the driving instructor course, you should be ready to put into practice all you have learned and begin your new profession!