How to become a driving instructor in Victoria

How to become a driving instructor in Victoria

The process to become a driving instructor in Victoria is relatively straight forward and can be completed within a few months. The licensing authority is 'Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria' (CPPV) and you will need to meet the applicant conditions below:

  1. Hold a current full Victorian driver licence
  2. Provide 100 points of proof of identification
  3. Successfully complete the Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction) (TLI41218).
  4. Meet the Medical Standards for commercial vehicle driving
  5. Pass a driver history check & national police history check
  6. Hold a current Working with Children Check (issued for ‘Employment’ purposes)

Become a driving instructor

The application process

To obtain a Victorian Driving Instructors authority you will need to complete and provide various documents, you will also need to complete a training course.

  1. Documents and checks
  2. Training course
  3. National police history check

1
  Documents and checks

  • A Completed Driving Instructor Authority application form and have the medical assessment completed by a medical practitioner
  • evidence that you have completed the Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction) (TLI41218). It must be accompanied by a letter advising if training was completed in a manual or automatic vehicle
  • Proof of identity (100 points of identity documents).
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs (taken in the last 6 months).
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check (employment purposes)
  • As part of your application you will need to undergo a Police Check and Driver History check

2
  Training course

The Certificate IV program is a combination of online modules with in-car assessments. The average time to complete the course is 4-8 weeks.

3
  National police history check

As part of your application, CPVV will conduct a National Police History Check on your behalf. CPVV does this through a contractual arrangement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) – the government agency responsible for criminal history record checking.

For more information please visit the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Victoria website.