Driving Instructor

Driving Instructors are responsible for teaching individuals how to operate a vehicle in order to obtain a drivers licence. This includes teaching the procedures and safety practices of effective driving, and instructing under actual driving conditions. Driving Instructors should have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. They need to have leadership abilities and patience, as they are teaching a skill which requires a high level of guidance.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Organise individual driving appointments and class schedules.
  • Evaluate knowledge and abilities in order to identify areas of improvement prior to the official driving test.
  • Provide tips for safe driving in various conditions, such as emergency situations and different weather conditions.

Industry facts

  • Employment for Driving Instructors has grown at a rate of 2.3% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow slightly from now to 2016-17.
  • Driving Instructors work weeks can vary depending on class schedules and appointments. They may need to work evenings and weekends in order to serve peoples personal commitments.
  • Driving instructors can be self employed and run their own small business or sign up to a pre-established franchise that already has customers.

Entry Qualifications

Must meet all of the eligibility, application, and assessment requirements of the Driving Instructor Act and Regulations.

 

Training qualification:

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

Estimated Salary

$35,000 – $75,000 (median $55,000)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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