The cheapest and most efficient way to become qualified as a driving instructor is to to a driving school and get trained to the standard of assessment. Once you have completed your training you are ready to sit your practical driving assessment PDA through the Department of Transport.
Get a National Police Clearance (less than 3 months old)
Go into any Department of Transport (DoT) branch, complete an application to become a driving instructor and sit the 150 road law questions
Book an appointment for a medical with your GP
Get your driving instructor training with Indi Drive
Book your Practical Driving Assessment (a compliance officer from DoT will call you to arrange)
A current Western Australian driver's licence.
Minimum of 3 continuous years experience driving the vehicle class you wish to teach.
Medical fitness standards.
Police character checks.
Minimum age of 21 years old.
Pass a WA Department of Transport Theory and Practical Test
Hold a recognised Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction) - TLI41216 (National Qualification); or
The Certificate IV is the current qualification required by the WA Department of Transport in lieu of the practical and theory. The Certificate IV in Driving Instruction is the highest qualification available for a driving instructor.
Indi Drive assessors regularly engage with the WA Department of Transport Compliance Team to ensure the Practical Driving Assessment meets both the National Standard of Driving Instruction as well as all WA standards.
Possess a current, full and unrestricted Australian C class Licence for 3 years or more.
Fulfil all of the relevant state or territory regulatory requirements.
The instructor’s language, literacy and numeracy skills are expected to be equivalent to level 3 of the National Reporting System, which identifies adult English language, literacy and numeracy language indicators of competence.
-TLI41216 Certificate IV - Full Course Fee - $3,300
If you already hold a relevant existing qualification you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
-RPL for TAE40110 Qualification - $2,300
-RPL for holders of Driving Instructors Licence - $1,200
Full time: 2 Weeks
Part Time: Flexible to your schedule
Theory Training is conducted in Joondalup or Malaga depending in course numbers and applicant location. When possible, practical training will be conducted close to the applicant’s home suburb (NOR). Applicants will be required to travel for training.
BSBRKG304- Maintain business records
TAEDEL301A- Provide work skill instruction
TAEDES401A- Design and develop learning programs
TLIC1051- Operate commercial vehicle
TLIC3036- Apply safe car driving behaviours
TLIF1001- Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIG2007- Work in a socially diverse environment
TLII1002- Apply customer service skills
TLIL2060- Complete induction to the transport industry
TLIL4009- Manage personal work priorities and professional development
TLIM0001- Conduct learner driver training
TLIM4001- Develop safe car driving behaviours in others
The course is delivered in small groups and at times on a 1-1 level. Course participants are encouraged to learn at their own pace as we can arrange training times based on individual needs. This course involves mostly practical training with some theory days.
Driver training with a professional instructor who will train you to drive to a driving instructor standard.
Step by step tuition on how to teach “L platers” including;
cabin drill, blind spot demonstration, push pull steering, friction point, gear changing, system of vehicle control, leaving and returning to the kerb, lane changing, left and right turns, set position parking, “I’ve left something behind”, reverse parallel parking, hill starts/stops, “stop for shopping”, merging, log book requirements, mock tests and preparation for department of transport student assessments.
Control of the vehicle while a student is driving including emergency situations, taking evasive action and using the controls to teach a student new skills.
Sitting in on ‘live’ student lessons with an experienced instructor.
Learning how to read students behaviour through body language
How to retain students and attract new business
The course is based around the WA Department of Transport standards to ensure every participant understands current legislation and assessment criteria. The Certificate IV is Nationally recognised with materials provided by
The following Information is taken from the Training Package. www.training.gov.au
This qualification has been structured to align with applicable car driving licensing and regulatory requirements for each state or territory. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 4.