4.9 · 15 ratings  ·  Male  ·  Auto & Manual Transmission

  • Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association
  • Instructed for 3.2 years
  • Spoken language(s) English

Hi, I am Rod. I have held many roles, my most relevant are those with Service NSW, their equivalent of the Department of Transport and Main Roads. I worked as Customer Service and Licence Testing Officer for more than 9 years. This included class C driving tests (manual and automatic), aged driving tests for those over 75, driving tests with people with disabilities, Rider tests (Motorcycle) and also Truck driving tests HR, MR, LR licences. Working as a licence tester has given me a comprehensive understanding of the requirements to pass your driving test as well as be a responsible and safe road user. It inspired me and showed me the importance of a qualified driving instructor. As a professional driving instructor, it is about helping others achieve their goals. Teaching them and providing them with knowledge and experience that will last for a lifetime. I love the feeling when my students, who have struggled, conquer a new technique. The shift in confidence as they progress through different challenges that they face is awe inspiring. I have been living in Cairns for over 3 years now. I have 3 children who are my world. We love spending time together, being a driving instructor enables me to structure my work around my family life.

Reviews 4.9 · 15 ratings


I never drive a car before, I was extremely nervous at first but he's incredible patience, and confidence that I could do it, got me through those first few hours. Every mistake was an opportunity to teach me another aspect of driving. He were always encouraging, making me more confident in my own skills while explaining where I was going wrong and how to do it better next time. Rod is an excellent driving instructor. He will assess your skills on feedback sheets like the actual driving examineer on your every lesson and then guide you through the learning process logically and efficiently. He is pleasant, his instructions are clear, and you always feel you are in safe hands.


The instructor Rod was spotted on. I have booked only one lesson with him and it was enough to pass on my test. He is calm, assertive and gave me valuable hints about what to expect in the test. I have passed without committing any error, and all that is thank to Rod. I highly recommend his services.


Rod is a great instructor, makes you feel really comfortable and confident. He makes the whole experience less stressful and is really understanding.


Very patient and very informative, look forward to more lessons with Rod!


Great knowledge and patience, I would definitely book with him.

Rod's vehicle
Mazda CX-3 2019 (Manual)
  • 5-star ANCAP rating

Kia Rio 2013 (Auto)
  • 5-star ANCAP rating
  • Rod services 38 suburbs View full list
    Aeroglen 4870 Barron 4878 Bayview Heights 4868 Bentley Park 4869 Brinsmead 4870 Bungalow 4870 Cairns City 4870 Cairns North 4870 Caravonica 4878 Clifton Beach 4879 Earlville 4870 Edge Hill 4870 Edmonton 4869 Freshwater 4870 Gordonvale 4865 Holloways Beach 4878 Kamerunga 4870 Kanimbla 4870 Kewarra Beach 4879 Machans Beach 4878 Manoora 4870 Manunda 4870 Mooroobool 4870 Mount Peter 4869 Mount Sheridan 4868 Parramatta Park 4870 Portsmith 4870 Redlynch 4870 Smithfield 4878 Stratford 4870 Trinity Beach 4879 Trinity Park 4879 Westcourt 4870 White Rock 4868 Whitfield 4870 Woree 4868 Wrights Creek 4869 Yorkeys Knob 4878
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