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How To Become A Driving Instructor in Australia

Yes, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Join our team of Australia’s best driving instructors.

What Is It Like Being A Driving Instructor?

‘Being a driving instructor for Trent means that you have the flexibility to have a work/life balance.
You have the satisfaction of helping people to learn a lifelong skill.
You have the backing of a reputable company that has a great name in the community.
And your day will never be the same.’

-Jessica, LTrent Driving Instructor

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Which State Are You In?

How To Become A Driving Instructor In NSW

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How You’ll Be Contributing

Become the teacher your students will remember. As a driver trainer you can teach your students lifelong skills and a passion for driving that will carry them throughout their lives.

The day a new driver gets their licence will be a significant milestone in their life, statistically it can also be the day they will be most at risk. The potential of road crash casualties significantly increases the moment a young person successfully obtains their Provisional licence.

Your driving expertise can equip students with the skills and experience to enjoy a lifetime of driving with confidence.

Earning Potential

  • Best remuneration in the industry
  • Be in control of how much you work and earn
  • Opportunities to expand your repertoire and business

Flexibility

  • Choose your hours and escape the 9-5
  • Freedom to manage your own diary
  • Be in charge of your own work schedule

Support

  • Highly skilled support staff and management
  • Custom designed diary management system

50 Years Expertise

  • LTrent is Australia’s leading educator of driver trainers
  • We’ve got all the resources to ensure your success as an instructor

Ready to be part of the LTrent team?

Call us to apply or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au

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Why become an instructor with LTrent?

At LTrent, we’ve known for 50 years that driving instructors do very important work. As such we believe the earnings of a driving instructor should reflect this. We also know that the ability to expand and grow your business is important to a fulfilling and lucrative career.

As an LTrent franchise, the limit as to what you can earn and achieve is in your hands. With the best remuneration in the industry, as well as completely flexible working schedules – you’re in charge of your business and success.

As a driving instructor you need to be able to do one key thing, teach your students to be safe drivers. Lead acquisition and conversion, Google ad rank optimisation, bid strategy – we handle all of that so you can focus on providing the LTrent standard of teaching.

ltrent driving instructors with ltrent car

Do you think you’ll be the right fit for LTrent?

Please give us a call and we’d love to have a chat with you!

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How does it work?

One of the most difficult parts of running your own business is somehow being an accountant, marketing executive and administration specialist while still making it home in time for dinner. You can feel restrained by being in charge of your business rather than freed.

With a dedicated marketing team, sales team, and administrative team – you have people on your side who are always working to help you succeed as a franchise. The generation of new leads, customer support and product development are constantly happening behind the scenes at LTrent, all while our instructors create Australia’s safest drivers.

To make things even easier for our instructors, we’ve personally created the most intuitive, modern diary management system in the industry. This technology is custom to LTrent, and specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of our instructors.

Steps Involved In Becoming A Driving Instructor

Step 1

Give us a call! We’d love to chat about your career so far, your goals and aspirations and answer any questions you may have about us. Let’s find out if this is the right opportunity for you and see if you’re the instructor we’ve been looking for.

Step 2

We welcome you to come to our office in North Ryde (or we can organise a phone interview if you’re not in Sydney). This stage will allow you to gain greater clarity and insight surrounding the role, and is an opportunity for us to connect and make sure its the right fit for both parties.

Step 3

Obtain your Letter of Eligibility from Service NSW. More information available in the FAQ section below.

Step 4

Obtain a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (this is the qualification that all NSW professional driving instructors must have). This can be done through Trent Education, our tailored Certificate IV program where you’ll be instructed by LTrent’s Master Driver Trainers.

Step 5

Start your fulfilling and rewarding career as an LTrent driving instructor.

What Our Instructors Say About Us

Excellent Ongoing support

The TRENT office provides excellent ongoing support that enables me to have more time to do what I came here to do - help people learn to drive and be safe on the roads. This strong support not only ensures that the administration side of my business is running smoothly but also that my training methods are up to date within their structured curriculum. The steady flow of new student opportunities thanks to Trent’s excellent reputation as the industry leader in driver training is really impressive.
Robert-LTrent Driving Instructor

Working With A Market Leader

I have been a Driver Trainer for LTrent since 2016 and I feel like I am performing a community service but I am getting paid for it! I enjoy the challenge of teaching students to become safer drivers, particularly those in the 17-25 age group where you can have a real influence on their driving habits and skill level. It’s also nice to know you are working with a market leader in LTrent who have developed an excellent curriculum, that is easy to follow. The training phase to become an instructor is robust and thorough and I felt well prepared when I hit the road with my first student on board.
Chris-LTrent Driving Instructor

Assists Me In Further Developing My Knowledge And Skills

I have always had a fascination and passion for cars and the art of driving. By imparting my knowledge and experience to new drivers to assist them in realising their personal goals, build their confidence and achieve success in getting their licence. I enjoy watching students grow and develop into confident and responsible drivers. Ltrent provides the perfect learning framework and assist me in further developing my own knowledge and skills through the facilitation of the RYDA, Safer Driver Course and Keys2Drive courses. I also enjoy being a Driver Trainer of new driver trainers wanting to become instructors who share the same passion. It is through these opportunities that my love for the art of driving is fulfilled and makes this profession rewarding.
Matthew-LTrent Driving Instructor

FAQs

1. How do I get a Letter of Eligibility?

You’ll need to fill out the ‘Application for Licence under Driving Instructors Act 1992’ and bring it to your local Service NSW (with the medical check section filled out by your GP).

You’ll also need to bring proof of identity, your full drivers licence (that you’ve held for three out of the last four years), a Working With Children Check number, and four passport size photographs.

If any of this is tricky for you, just give us a call on 8748 4500 and we’ll answer any questions you have.

2. Am I eligible to be a driving instructor?

You must be at least 21 years old, hold a full NSW licence (for 3 out of the last four years), and have a valid Working With Children Check number.

3. How long is the training?

When you’re doing the extremely important work of teaching young people to drive, you want to be sure you’re well prepared and ready to have the lives of others in your hands. The Certificate IV program is done partly independently through online modules with in-car assessments. How long it takes is really dependent on how often, and how much time you’re willing to dedicate to the training. The average time to complete the course is 2-6 months.

4. How often do I have to work?

Entirely up to you! You give us your available shifts, and we’ll only schedule lessons during those times. That’s the beauty of being a franchise.

5. How much will I earn?

LTrent’s remuneration system is the best in our industry. A small infrastructure fee will go towards funding all of the support you receive. More information will be provided in your one-on-one interview.

Being business savvy is important to consistent success in our industry, through following our sales techniques as well as teaching curriculum our instructors are able to earn as much as six figure salaries and revel in the success of an independent franchise. Hard work and dedication directly translate to earnings, and we’re proud of that.

6. What are the vehicle requirements?

At LTrent, our fleet is the most modern in the industry – it’s a requirement that all of our instructor’s cars are less than four years old and fitted with dual brakes (trust us, you’ll want them).

7. What if I already am a driving instructor and I’m interested in joining LTrent?

We’d still love to hear from you! We have some additional training so that you’ll be knowledgeable in the Trent Method so that we can make sure you take your career to new heights.

Please call us on 02 8748 4500 or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au

8. How do I apply to become a driving instructor?

Please call us on 02 8748 4500 or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au so we can find out a bit more about you!

9. Which areas do you service?

In NSW, we’re currently servicing Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and the Illawarra Region.

Please give us a call if you have further questions about this.

Still Have Questions?

Can’t find an answer to your question? Please feel free to contact us and we’ll happily answer any of your questions.

How To Become A Driving Instructor In VIC

Are you looking to become a driving instructor in Victoria?

Well, that’s great, but a driver’s licence and some experience behind the wheel aren’t the only requirements for this profession.

If you want to make this career jump, LTrent has your back. Here are the steps you need to take to become a driving instructor in Victoria.

ltrent driving instructor and student

How You’ll Be Contributing

Become the teacher your students will remember. As a driver trainer you can teach your students lifelong skills and a passion for driving that will carry them throughout their lives.

The day a new driver gets their licence will be a significant milestone in their life, statistically it can also be the day they will be most at risk. The potential of road crash casualties significantly increases the moment a young person successfully obtains their Provisional licence.

Your driving expertise can equip students with the skills and experience to enjoy a lifetime of driving with confidence.

Earning Potential

  • Best remuneration in the industry
  • Be in control of how much you work and earn
  • Opportunities to expand your repertoire and business

Flexibility

  • Choose your hours and escape the 9-5
  • Freedom to manage your own diary
  • Be in charge of your own work schedule

Support

  • Highly skilled support staff and management
  • Custom designed diary management system

50 Years Expertise

  • LTrent is Australia’s leading educator of driver trainers
  • We’ve got all the resources to ensure your success as an instructor

Ready to be part of the LTrent team?

Call us to apply or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au

Contact Us

Why become an instructor with LTrent?

At LTrent, we’ve known for 50 years that driving instructors do very important work. As such we believe the earnings of a driving instructor should reflect this. We also know that the ability to expand and grow your business is important to a fulfilling and lucrative career.

As an LTrent franchise, the limit as to what you can earn and achieve is in your hands. With the best remuneration in the industry, as well as completely flexible working schedules – you’re in charge of your business and success.

As a driving instructor you need to be able to do one key thing, teach your students to be safe drivers. Lead acquisition and conversion, Google ad rank optimisation, bid strategy – we handle all of that so you can focus on providing the LTrent standard of teaching.

ltrent driving instructors with ltrent car

Do you think you’ll be the right fit for LTrent?

Please give us a call and we’d love to have a chat with you!

Contact Us

How does it work?

One of the most difficult parts of running your own business is somehow being an accountant, marketing executive and administration specialist while still making it home in time for dinner. You can feel restrained by being in charge of your business rather than freed.

With a dedicated marketing team, sales team, and administrative team – you have people on your side who are always working to help you succeed as a franchise. The generation of new leads, customer support and product development are constantly happening behind the scenes at LTrent, all while our instructors create Australia’s safest drivers.

To make things even easier for our instructors, we’ve personally created the most intuitive, modern diary management system in the industry. This technology is custom to LTrent, and specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of our instructors.

What Do You Need to Do?

A driving instructor is anyone who teaches unlicensed people to drive a car on a public or open road, either for profit or as part of their trade. In Victoria, driving instructors must have a Driving Instructor Authority to teach a person to drive. However, this certification does not include motorcycles, heavy vehicles, or vehicles that have seating for more than 12 adults including the driver. For these cases, you’ll need different certifications.

ltrent driving instructors with ltrent car

Requirements To Become A Driving Instructor In Victoria

To become a driving instructor in Victoria, you have to meet certain criteria:

  • Hold a full Australian driver’s licence;
  • Complete the Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics, accompanied by a letter advising if the training was completed on a manual or automatic car;
  • Meet medical standards;
  • Have no serious or frequent traffic offences;
  • If you intend to be advising students under 18 years of age, you will also need a current Working with Children Check.

Steps Involved In Becoming A Driving Instructor

If you meet the criteria, you will have to apply for a licence with the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, which is the institution that issues the authorisation for driving instructors. There are essentially 5 steps to becoming a licenced driving instructor in Victoria:

Step 1

Complete the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) informed consent form for the criminal police check.

Step 2

Complete a Driving Instructor Authority application form, and have the medical section completed by a doctor.

Step 3

Attach evidence of completing the Certificate IV course, which can either be the certificate itself or a letter from the training company. We provide the Certificate IV course through Trent Education.

Step 4

4. Attach two passport-sized colour photos and certified copies of identification documents:

- Driver’s licence;
- Primary evidence document;
- Secondary evidence document;
- Working with Children Check (if needed, issued by the Department of Justice)

Step 5

Send your application to CPVV by mail.

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria,
GPO Box 1716, Melbourne, VIC, 3001

What Our Instructors Say About Us

Excellent Ongoing support

The TRENT office provides excellent ongoing support that enables me to have more time to do what I came here to do - help people learn to drive and be safe on the roads. This strong support not only ensures that the administration side of my business is running smoothly but also that my training methods are up to date within their structured curriculum. The steady flow of new student opportunities thanks to Trent’s excellent reputation as the industry leader in driver training is really impressive.
Robert-LTrent Driving Instructor

Working With A Market Leader

I have been a Driver Trainer for LTrent since 2016 and I feel like I am performing a community service but I am getting paid for it! I enjoy the challenge of teaching students to become safer drivers, particularly those in the 17-25 age group where you can have a real influence on their driving habits and skill level. It’s also nice to know you are working with a market leader in LTrent who have developed an excellent curriculum, that is easy to follow. The training phase to become an instructor is robust and thorough and I felt well prepared when I hit the road with my first student on board.
Chris-LTrent Driving Instructor

Assists Me In Further Developing My Knowledge And Skills

I have always had a fascination and passion for cars and the art of driving. By imparting my knowledge and experience to new drivers to assist them in realising their personal goals, build their confidence and achieve success in getting their licence. I enjoy watching students grow and develop into confident and responsible drivers. Ltrent provides the perfect learning framework and assist me in further developing my own knowledge and skills through the facilitation of the RYDA, Safer Driver Course and Keys2Drive courses. I also enjoy being a Driver Trainer of new driver trainers wanting to become instructors who share the same passion. It is through these opportunities that my love for the art of driving is fulfilled and makes this profession rewarding.
Matthew-LTrent Driving Instructor

Over to You

If you want to start instructing students on how to drive, the first step in your journey starts with finding an accredited organisation that can provide the best training.

And we are that organisation. Reach out to LTrent now and enrol in your driving instructor course. Our staff at Trent Education can even offer support throughout the entire application process, so you can rest assured you’ll get your licence in no time at all.

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FAQs

1. How do I get a Letter of Eligibility?

You’ll need to fill out the ‘Application for Licence under Driving Instructors Act 1992’ and bring it to your local Service NSW (with the medical check section filled out by your GP).

You’ll also need to bring proof of identity, your full drivers licence (that you’ve held for three out of the last four years), a Working With Children Check number, and four passport size photographs.

If any of this is tricky for you, just give us a call on 8748 4500 and we’ll answer any questions you have.

2. Am I eligible to be a driving instructor?

You must be at least 21 years old, hold a full NSW licence (for 3 out of the last four years), and have a valid Working With Children Check number.

3. How long is the training?

When you’re doing the extremely important work of teaching young people to drive, you want to be sure you’re well prepared and ready to have the lives of others in your hands. The Certificate IV program is done partly independently through online modules with in-car assessments. How long it takes is really dependent on how often, and how much time you’re willing to dedicate to the training. The average time to complete the course is 2-6 months.

4. How often do I have to work?

Entirely up to you! You give us your available shifts, and we’ll only schedule lessons during those times. That’s the beauty of being a franchise.

5. How much will I earn?

LTrent’s remuneration system is the best in our industry. A small infrastructure fee will go towards funding all of the support you receive. More information will be provided in your one-on-one interview.

Being business savvy is important to consistent success in our industry, through following our sales techniques as well as teaching curriculum our instructors are able to earn as much as six figure salaries and revel in the success of an independent franchise. Hard work and dedication directly translate to earnings, and we’re proud of that.

6. What are the vehicle requirements?

At LTrent, our fleet is the most modern in the industry – it’s a requirement that all of our instructor’s cars are less than four years old and fitted with dual brakes (trust us, you’ll want them).

7. What if I already am a driving instructor and I’m interested in joining LTrent?

We’d still love to hear from you! We have some additional training so that you’ll be knowledgeable in the Trent Method so that we can make sure you take your career to new heights.

Please call us on 02 8748 4500 or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au

8. How do I apply to become a driving instructor?

Please call us on 02 8748 4500 or email trenteducation@ltrent.com.au so we can find out a bit more about you!

Still Have Questions?

Can’t find an answer to your question? Please feel free to contact us and we’ll happily answer any of your questions.