BECOME AN ACT DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
Enter into a satisfying career which guides people to independence on our roads.
Ever thought about becoming a driving instructor? Now might be the perfect time to enter into this flexible, independent and rewarding career.
Being a driving instructor allows you to select the times you want to work and is very satisfying. You will be helping young people obtain a key life skill and achieve independence through learning to drive. Additionally, through quality safety instruction, you will be reducing the risk for young drivers on our roads and improving the safety of our community as a whole.
Who is Suitable to Become and ACT Driving Instructor?
The type of person we would like to offer this opportunity to should have the following attributes:
- Takes pride in their professionalism and is respectful of others
- Has a passion for teaching, is patient and good at adapting
- Has held a driver’s licence for at least 5 years
- Has a good driving history
- Has a positive attitude towards the road rules
- Is interested in helping new drivers to be safe drivers
- Would like to have a positive impact upon our community through helping to reduce the risk to new drivers
- Is willing to learn and complete a formal qualification (Certificate IV in driving instruction TLI41221)
The right person must be willing to become a highly skilled trainer through initial course training and by working closely with colleagues. You must be positive-minded, respectful to the students, flexible and open to new concepts.
Expression of Interest:
If you are interested in becoming a driving instructor in the ACT, we can provide you with everything you need to know to complete the training course and become accredited. We also have contacts with driving schools who are looking for more instructors.
Please fill out the form below to express your interest and have someone from our team contact you at the next available opportunity:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
A: The Accelerate 30 Package works by combining the Vulnerable Road User Program and ACT Safer Driver Program into one streamlined bundle, allowing you to get both courses done simply and easily.
The package is broken into:
- 1 hour of self-learning at home
- 4.5 hours of classroom learning and discussion
- 1 hour of practical driving training
The practical driving component of the package happens at the course venue with an approved course and ACT Accredited Driving Instructor.
A: To be eligible for the Accelerate 30 Package, you need the following:
- You must have held your learner licence for at least 3 months.
- You must have evidence of 30 hours of driving experience in your logbook.
- You must have been under 25 when you first obtained your learner licence.
1. Become a smarter, more confident and competent driver before you pass your test and start driving alone.
2. Reduce your risk of being involved in an accident when you start driving alone.
3. Get 30hrs of ACT learner logbook credit for completing the course; you get your licence sooner!
You are most at risk of having an accident on the road when you move from learning to driving on your own. This course aims to help you develop safe driving behaviours and anticipate hazardous situations. It will also increase your road awareness of cyclists and other vulnerable road users. This understanding will reduce your risk and make you a better driver when transitioning to independent driving on your P’s.
The objective of the on road drive is to allow the learner drivers to practice low risk driving techniques, provide feedback to each other, compare their experiences and to then observe a professional driver conduct low risk driving techniques. This process allows learner drivers to practice and observe techniques which if they apply in their future driving will reduce their risk of being involved in an incident on the road.
When booking into this course, or booking your learner into this course, you are confirming that you understand that your learner will be in a vehicle driven by another learner driver, under the supervision of an Accredited Driving Instructor.
Again, completing this package earns you 30 hours of ACT learner logbook credit, making it one of the best and cheapest options available for progressing towards your P’s.
A: You will need to bring:
- Your learner licence
- Your learner logbook
- The completed course materials which will be sent to you
- Something to write with
Our classes encourage learning through discussion, so be prepared to interact with your peers.