Driving Instructor Authority - Victoria

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to teach unlicensed people to drive motor vehicles for financial gain or in the course of any trade or business. It does not authorise you to teach people to drive a motorcycle, a vehicle with a gross mass of more than 4.5 tonnes, or a vehicle with a seating capacity of more than twelve adults including the driver.

If you are currently an accredited driving instructor in another state or territory in Australia or New Zealand then you may be eligible for mutual recognition. Mutual recognition allows a skill or training to be recognised Australia-wide and aids the application process.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

The applicant must:

  • hold a full (non-probationary) current motor car driver licence
  • submit an informed consent form
  • have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Driving Instruction) (TL141207)
  • demonstrate that you are a fit and proper person in accordance with criminal and/or driving criteria. Criminal offences and serious or frequent driving offences may exclude an applicant from being a Driving Instructor Authority holder
  • hold a current Working with Children Check if you intend to instruct students under the age of 18 years on a regular basis
  • provide a certificate from a medical practitioner certifying that you are not suffering any condition that would prevent you from working as a driving instructor
  • complete the required application form
  • pay all required fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

This authorisation is valid for three years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees can be found in the attached resource. Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

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Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 Victoria

Application process

Apply

A Police Check, eyesight test and medical examination needs to be conducted and the results submitted with the completed application form, along with evidence of successful completion of Certificate IV course.

Lodgement process

Lodge

You will need to attach to your application:

  • two passport-sized photographs
  • Evidence of successful completion of Certificate IV course
  • 'Victoria Police Certificate' for completed Police Check
  • Endorsement from Medical Practitioner.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Accreditation

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria

Department of Transport

Victoria
Operating address: 1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Operating address: Quality Assurance Centre
10 Mareno Road
Tullamarine, Victoria 3043
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1716
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 555 727
Phone: 03 8683 0768
Email: driveraccreditation@cpv.vic.gov.au
Website: Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (Opens in new window)