Becoming a Driving Instructor
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Becoming a Driving Instructor

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Instructs individuals and groups in the theory and application of driving motor vehicles. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 8 - 17 weeks
Average pay $51,019
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,300

What license do I need to work as a Driving Instructor in Victoria?

To work as a Driving Instructor, you will need:
  • A full driver's licence
  • Working with Children Card
  • Police check
  • Medical certificate
  • Driving Instructor Authority (DIA) from the Taxi Services Commission

What does a Driving Instructor do?

  • instructing students under actual driving conditions, and explaining and demonstrating the operation of brakes, clutch, gear selection, automatic transmission, signals and lights
  • teaching road traffic regulations
  • teaching road craft and road safety
  • advising students when they are ready to undergo driving examination
  • may advise on and teach advanced driving techniques required for emergency situations


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