• Verified Working with Children Check
  • Driving Instructor's Licence
  • Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria) Inc
  • Instructed for 2.8 years
  • Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
  • Spoken language(s) English
Instructor bio

Hi, my name is Dave. I became a driving mentor in 2018 ( I don’t use the word instructor) as I have been a road safety advocate for many years and wanted to utilise my experience and expertise to help novice drivers gain competence and confidence on our roads. I am here to not only help you, the beginner driver, pass your P plate test but make sure you are P plate ready to take on that challenge of solo driving.  Prior to becoming a driver mentor I served for 21 years in Victoria Police, finishing in 2016.  Over half of my service was in the area of Road Policing, having spent time in Highway Patrol and Specialist Road Safety units. I also spent 10 years instructing Victoria Police members in various aspects of Traffic Law. I have lectured and presented at many conferences over the years in relation to Road Safety initiatives and programs.  Prior to Victoria Police, I spent 19 years in The Royal Australian Navy of which 7 years were as an instructor and am a veteran of the Gulf War in 1990.  I am also accredited and have experience driving many types of vehicles from cars to Heavy Trucks and limousines.  I really enjoy taking both young and older novice drivers and watching them grow throughout our journey together helping them realise their desire for mobility and independence.


big thank you to Dave, for helping me throughout my journey to successfully getting me P’s!! thank you for being very patient and a great instructor !!


A big massive thanks to Dave for helping me get my licence today 😁 forever grateful.. absolutely amazing teacher highly highly recommended 😁 thank you 😁


my son successfully passed his test with flying colours thanks to the efforts of the amazing David


Thanks Dave couldn’t have done it without you


Thanks Dave. Courtney couldn't of done it without your help.. very professional service, would highly recommend you to anyone ..

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Kia Rio 2018
  • Dave services 31 suburbs View full list
    Briar Hill 3088 Bundoora 3083 Diamond Creek 3089 Doreen 3754 Eltham 3095 Eltham North 3095 Epping 3076 Greensborough 3088 Heidelberg 3084 Heidelberg Heights 3081 Heidelberg West 3081 Kingsbury 3083 Lalor 3075 Macleod 3085 Mernda 3754 Mill Park 3082 Montmorency 3094 Plenty 3090 Preston 3072 Research 3095 Reservoir 3073 Rosanna 3084 South Morang 3752 St Helena 3088 Thomastown 3074 Viewbank 3084 Watsonia 3087 Watsonia North 3087 Wollert 3750 Yallambie 3085 Yarrambat 3091
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