Course Overview

TLI41221 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction) is a mandatory requirement for obtaining a driving instructor licence in all states and territories in Australia. The driving instructor training aims to provide participants with the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to achieve a qualification to deliver learner driver training services as an accredited driving instructor. This Training is provided in two sections:

Theory Component

 This component is conducted using easy-to-follow manuals and workbooks. Training materials will be sent to you via email once you have enrolled with 121 Driver Training, along with the details for your trainer. You can complete this component in the comfort of your home and at your own pace.

It is completed by reading the manuals and completing the workbooks. Each of the 12 assignments needs between 8-12 hours to be completed. Your trainer is always available and ready to help if you face any difficulties with the e-training units or have any questions or concerns.

You can complete this component in a time frame that suits your needs; however, please bear in mind that the whole training must be completed within 12 months from the date of enrolment.

Practical Component

Practical sessions are conducted in a time frame that meets the National Training Standard for TLI41221 – Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction).

☉ Practical training is conducted in-car, in an area agreed between you and your trainer.

☉ Practical training is competency-based, and applicants’ average number of hours depends on how much study they do in their own time. The more home practice you perform, the fewer hours you will need with your trainer.

☉ Country NSW and interstate clients can receive the training in their location and are not required to travel to Sydney. We will send one of our trainers to your location to conduct the practical (on-road) training. Course fee for country NSW and other states and territories is higher to cover the travel time and accommodation expenses incurred by the trainer. This allows you to study in your own home and train in the area where you will operate.

You must complete the practical assessment at the end of your practical training. This assessment is done in car and on-road with one of our specially selected assessors in a designated location. This will test your readiness for the job and complete your practical training.

Driving Course Overview Australia

Course Content

This course consists of the following 12 units of competency

Unit Code Unit Description
BSBINS309 Maintain business records
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
TLIC1051 Operate a commercial vehicle
TLIC3036 Apply safe car driving behaviours
TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures
TLIG2007 Work in a socially diverse environment
TLII0005 Apply customer service skills
TLIL2060 Complete induction to the transport industry
TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
TLIM0001 Conduct learner driver training
TLIM4001 Develop safe car driving behaviours in others

Effective Teaching Tips

Stay calm
If either you or your learner feel stressed, postpone the session. Too much stress during a driving lesson is not good. You’ll both perform better if you have a relaxed, friendly experience. If necessary, take over the driving task.

Plan driving sessions, from simpler driving to more demanding situations. Start on quiet streets and slowly progress to busier roads before attempting driving at night and higher speeds. Get your learner to work out a route they would like to travel.

Give instructions
Learners need clear instructions. Early directions give the learner time to think ahead and ask questions. Use the ‘At, When, Do’ method with your Learner (e.g. “At the next street, when there’s a safe gap, turn left”).

Total concentration
Turn your mobile, the radio or any music off so your learner driver has your full attention.

Role model behaviour
It’s been shown that your driving habits and attitudes influence a learner’s driving behaviour before they begin learning to drive, so your focus and behaviour is crucial.