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Embarking on a journey to become a professional driving instructor is an exciting, rewarding endeavour. However, it also requires diligence, commitment and a thorough understanding of the process you’ll undertake. At 121 Driver Training, we strive to facilitate this journey, providing an expertly designed course of study approved by TfNSW and ASQA. Couple this with ongoing support that doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom, and you have the recipe for success in becoming a licensed professional.

In this blog post, we will lay out a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of becoming a licensed driving instructor via 121 Driver Training’s Driving Instructor Course. From understanding prerequisites and submitting applications to studying modules, gaining practical experience, dealing with assessments, and finally receiving your Driving Instructor’s license – we promise to accompany you every step of the way.

By unpacking this process, we aim to provide an insightful guide to what you can expect on this journey, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to successfully navigate and complete our course. Our goal is to eliminate potential confusion or worry, replacing it with a firm understanding of what the path to becoming a driving instructor entails.

So, whether you’re a prospective student interested in enrolment, a current trainee navigating through the process, or even an individual exploring a career change into driver instruction, this guide is for you. Let’s launch into the journey and explore the step-by-step process of becoming a Driving Instructor with 121 Driver Training.

Now, let’s dive into the process of becoming a Licensed Driving Instructor with 121 Driver Training. We’ve broken it down into six key steps designed to provide a clear, actionable roadmap for success.

1. Understanding the Prerequisites

Before embarking on this exciting path, it’s crucial to ensure you meet the following prerequisites:

– Possess a clean driving record with minimal or zero demerit points

– Hold a current Australian driver’s licence (minimum class C) for at least three years

– Ensure you have the required level of communication skills in English and be medically fit

– Obtain and provide a National Police Certificate for enrolment

Meeting these prerequisites sets the stage for a smooth and seamless enrolment, ensuring you bring the necessary qualifications and skills to excel in our Driving Instructor Course.

2. Enrolling in 121 Driver Training’s Driving Instructor Course

With your prerequisites in order, it’s time to enrol in our comprehensive course by submitting an application with the required documentation. The application process is simple and can be completed fully online. Our team will review your application to ensure you meet eligibility criteria and have provided accurate information before confirming your enrolment.

The 121 Driver Training Driving Instructor Course consists of two main components: the theoretical component (conducted in a classroom or online setting) and the practical component (completed on the road with expert trainers).

3. Completing the Theoretical Component: TLI41218 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction)

Our course begins with an in-depth exploration of the theoretical aspect of driver instruction. This includes understanding the principles of adult learning, safety and risk management, licensing regulations, vehicle operations, and more. You’ll attend classes to learn from experienced Driving Instructor trainers and participate in group discussions to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Additionally, you’ll have access to various online resources and supplemental materials to bolster your understanding of core concepts. All study materials are designed to provide a comprehensive foundation of knowledge, ensuring you are well-equipped to teach others how to navigate the complexities of driving safely and effectively.

4. Completing the Practical Component: Supervised On-Road Instruction

Once you’ve gained a thorough understanding of the theoretical elements, it’s time to hit the road for some hands-on, practical experience. You’ll undertake supervised on-road instruction with one of our expert trainers, learning and practising various teaching methods, driving techniques, and methods of assessing learner drivers.

During this phase of the course, you’ll gain crucial experience in various traffic and road conditions, working with different types of learners and perfecting the art of providing constructive feedback. The practical component of the course is vital in building your confidence and skills as a future driving instructor.

5. Facing Assessments and Gaining Professional Recognition

As the course comes to a close, you’ll undergo various assessments to evaluate your competency and preparedness to enter the driving instruction profession. These assessments will test your knowledge and skills in both theoretical and practical aspects, as well as your ability to effectively communicate and apply safety and risk management strategies.

Upon successful completion of these assessments, you’ll gain the TLI41218 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction), marking your eligibility to apply for your Driving Instructor’s Licence.

6. Receiving Your Driving Instructor’s Licence

With the completion of our Driving Instructor Course and the TLI41218 Certificate in hand, you’re now ready to take the final step by applying for your Driving Instructor’s Licence. The process involves submitting an application to the relevant state authority, accompanied by the necessary documentation.

Once your application is successful, you’ll receive your Driving Instructor’s Licence, solidifying your status as a professional driving instructor.


Becoming a licensed driving instructor can be a rewarding, fulfilling career choice, and with the guidance and support of 121 Driver Training, the journey has never been more attainable. Our comprehensive driving instructor course, complete with theoretical and practical components, prepares you for every aspect of the profession, ensuring your success and continued growth throughout your career.

So, if you’re eager to start your career as a driving instructor or learn more about the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or visit our website. At 121 Driver Training, we’re committed to supporting you through every step of the journey, from enrolment to licensure and beyond. Happy driving!

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