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How to become a Driver Instructor in NSW?

Are you looking to start your own business and become your own boss? Well, more and more people are considering becoming a driving instructor. 

As a driving instructor and a business owner, you will need to go through the process to become first an instructor. Then you will need to setup your business, and get customers.

Driverli summarises here the keys steps to become a driving instructor in NSW and what you need to start teaching.

Overall, the process is as follow

  1. Key requirements
  2. Documents and test required
  3. Letter of eligibility (from RMS)
  4. The driving instructor practical training
  5. Final assessment
  6. Key next steps to setup your business and start teaching
  7. How Driverli can help you setup and get customers

Key requirements

Age requirement

You must be at least 21 year old at the time you apply.

Driving license requirement

You held a full driving license for at least three years in the last four period immediately prior to your application.

Documents and Tests

Documents to provide

  • A completed Application for License under Driving Instructors Act 1992, Form N0.239
  • A completed Medical Check stating that you are fit to drive
  • Police and criminal checks
  • Provide a Working With Children Check number and expiry date for employment purposes
  • Two specimen signatures
  • Four colour passport-sized photos

Tests to pass

  • Extended Knowledge Test on road rules (90 questions)
  • Pass a driving test with a 95% pass rate
  • You will need to supply the vehicle for all the driving test and assessments. Contact us if you need a vehicle.

Letter of Eligibility

Once all the documents  have been submitted to Roads Maritime & Services and you have passed all the required test, you will receive the letter of eligibility directly in your mail.

This letter is compulsory for you to register for an instructor training course.

The Instructor Training Course

To become a driving instructor, you must pass the Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instructor) TLI 41210 or TLI 41216. 

This is the same exact requirement whether you intend to become a driving instructor in New South Wales or in any other states.

There are many driving instructor approved trainer and we can help you find one depending on where you are located.

Simply fill up the form on the left, and we will be in touch.

Final assessment

Once you’ve completed the course, you will need to pass a final assessment within the type of vehicle you wish teaching later (Automatic or Manual).

Again, you are required to supply the vehicle. If you need help, contact us.

Once you’ve passed the final assessment and pay for your license fee, Roads & Maritime Services will issue you with a Driving Instructor License valid for 5 years.

Next steps

Congratulations, you are now a Driving Instructor with the critical mission to teach young people how to learn to drive and acquire the necessary foundations to become a safe driver.

Now you have your license, what else do you need to start teaching? We have done a recap for you below.

What you need

  • A car. This is obviously the first thing. You can buy a brand new one, or a second hand. Did you know that if you join Driverli as an instructor, you can access some great rates on second hand cars across all NSW.
  • An insurance for your car so you got covered. Again, if you join Driverli as an instructor, you will access some great deals with our partners on insurance for you car.
  • A sign to place on your car so other drivers can see you and prospective clients find you.
  • A dual control system installed on your car.
  • A professional liability insurance (not compulsory).
  • A marketing strategy on how you are going to get customers including a website, social media, etc...
  • And finally, now you have spent all this money, you need customers!

driverli can help you

As the largest marketplace of Driving Schools in Australia, we help new Driving Instructors become visible online, access customers and maintain their online reputation.

We provide you with tools to be visible on social media and capture your future students while they are visiting your Facebook page or Driverli page.

Additionally, we have negotiated deals for across various key running expenses of a driving school so you become a successful business owner and keep your costs low.

Join Driverli today and grow your business while an expert is taking care of bringing you customers, managing your costs down and make sure you are visible online.