Accreditation of Driving Instructors - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to offer driving lessons to the general public in exchange for payment or reward. Accredited Driving Instructors (ADI) offer training services to people that want to learn to drive a vehicle in preparation for a vehicle licence test.

The Competency Based Training and Assessment Scheme (CBT&A) is intended to ensure that there are minimum standards and consistency across all driving instructors in the ACT. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older;
  • Hold a current full Australian car licence or a full licence of a class higher than a car licence;
  • Have sufficient driving ability and knowledge of safe driving practices and road law;
  • Be medically fit and a suitable person to provide driving instruction;
  • Hold no prior convictions against your name within the last five years for a disqualifying offence;
  • Have successfully completed a Certificate IV in driving instruction;
  • Hold public liability insurance that insures you against liability in relation to the death, or bodily injury caused from the use of a motor vehicle for providing driving instruction; and
  • Ensure the vehicle you intend to provide training in is fitted with dual controls that have been inspected (at the Dickson Motor Vehicle Registry only) and approved, after you have been given an ADI number.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Maximum of 5 years, however 1 year licences are also available.



1 year.

Application$400.005 years

Certificate of Competencies.

Miscellaneous$45.00Police check.



Please submit your application with accompanying documentation directly to the Agency.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
Road Transport Authority

Mailing address:
PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602


02 62077101


02 62077171




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