1. How comprehensive is the curriculum?
This question really should be do they have a curriculum? Make sure the driving school you choose has a comprehensive learn to drive program. Is there a textbook? Does the instructor have lesson plans? Is there a method for you to track your progress?
Check out the Trent learn to drive program here.
2. Is the tuition one-on-one?
It’s really important to check this one. At Trent, we have heard so many cases of a learner getting into an instructors car at other driving schools only to find another learner in the back seat. This saves the instructor money not you. The best way to learn to drive is one-on-one.
3. What accreditations do they hold?
The driving instruction industry is covered by the driving instructors act. Make sure that the driving school you choose has instructors that hold the following accreditations:
- Current Driving Instructors licence
- Certificate IV Road Transport and Logistics (Car – Driving Instruction)
- Current Working With Children Check (WWCC)
- Comprehensive vehicle insurance that covers learner drivers
- Public liability and Professional Indemnity insurance
4. What car will I learn in?
Be sure to check the age, size and safety features of the car that you will be learning in. The best car to learn in should be less than four years old and small to medium in size. This ensures that the learning environment has all the latest technology and is easy to park.
When looking for safety features be sure to check that your instructor has dual controls fitted to the vehicle and the vehicle has a five star ANCAP rating.
5. Is it really a driving school?
This may seem obvious but beware there are a number of websites posing as driving schools. These sites are just booking agents for poor quality driving instructors and have zero interest in your driving goals. Make sure your driving school selects, trains and ensures the quality of its own trainers.
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