Requirements to Become a Driving Instructor

A Driving Instructor is a person approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to teach another person to drive a motor vehicle (of the approved class) in exchange for fee, reward, salary, wages or other remuneration or consideration. Approval is valid for five (5) years, unless sooner cancelled/suspended or revoked.

To become a Driving Instructor in the NT you need to have held the relevant class of licence for a period of three (3) consecutive years immediately prior to application. You will also need to:

  1. be certified as medically fit by a medical practitioner (in accordance with the Commercial Standards of the nationally agreed guidelines “Assessing Fitness to Drive”);
  2. pass a Police traffic and criminal history check, (the National Police Clearance and Complete Traffic History checks can be arranged through Safe NT or your local Police Station, clearly identifying that an employment check is required for the profession of a Driving Instructor);  and,
  3. you must complete the required training course delivered by an Approved course provider (listed below are local NT providers and a link to interstate Accredited providers).

Driving Instructors are to comply with the Code of Practice for Driving Instructors in the NT.

There are currently two training courses (qualifications) that will allow you to become a driving instructor in the NT and these are:

  • TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction)
  • TLI41310 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Heavy Vehicle Driving Instruction)

Only qualifications issued by an accredited course provider will be accepted for the issue of an NT Driving Instructor endorsement. Qualifications issued by non-accredited course providers will not be recognised as the course may not have been conducted to the standard required by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

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