MDS Driving Instructor Course

Have you ever considered becoming a driving instructor?

Are you looking for a new career where your skills & talent directly influence how much you earn?

My Driving School: Instructor Academy is Brisbane's premiere location for becoming a driving instructor. Backed by thousands of hours of experience from My Driving School, our academy will help you every step of the way - whether you're hoping to become part of the My Driving School team, or want to control your own destiny with your own business.

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Why become a driving instructor?

Driving Instruction is a perfect choice for a career change. Instructors get a flexible job, make a meaningful contribution and get to be their own boss.

You’d be amazed when you see the previous careers of Driving Instructors: school teachers, police officers, opera singers, engineers, tradies, councillors, musicians, sales people, hospitality personnel and the list goes on and on.

Successful Driving Instructors have:

  • An understanding of great customer service
  • Enjoys flexible working hours
  • Gets a buzz out of helping people
  • Likes being in control of their destiny
  • Believes in reward for effort

How does MDS: Instructor Academy get me there?

My Driving School: Instructor Academy provides a comprehensive course that will not only provide you with the skills you need to teach driving but will also help you with each step of getting out on the road and earning an income.

Many instructor courses are focussed on simply getting you your certificate and taking your money. My Driving School is dedicated to improving the quality of driving throughout Brisbane and that means we go above and beyond the required accreditation to make sure you have all the skills you need to teach the next generation of safe, reliable drivers.

Of course, teaching driving is only half your job. My Driving School hates seeing anybody fail so we also provide a mentor program after the course to help you through all the steps of getting your business up and running. This includes help with obtaining a blue card, an ABN and registering with Queensland Transport. It also includes suggestions on how to find and retain students.

By attending MDS: Instructor Academy you're giving yourself the best foundation for a successful, enduring business.

How do I get started?

Courses are run regularly throughout the year. So if you would like to get started, or would like more information, please contact our office on 1800 684 708 and speak with one of our friendly staff or send use a message through our contact form.


Before you begin our course you'll need:

  • to possess a current, full and unrestricted Australian Car Driver Licence,
  • have held open license for one year continuously (i.e. no suspensions/cancellations)

To begin instructing you'll also need the following: (NOTE: it's best to start obtaining some of these before the course so you can start working as soon as possible)

  • pass a National Police History Check – through QLD Transport
  • obtain suitability card for working with children from commission for children & young people (a "blue card" )
  • obtain accreditation from QLD Transport once course has been completed
  • in most cases you will need to provide a vehicle with dual controls
  • a mobile phone
  • an Australian Business Number (ABN) - these can be obtained online from the Australian Business Register

Of course, MDS: Instructor Academy can help you to obtain all of these requirements.

Accreditation Details

The MDS: Instructor Academy course is a TLI41210 Certificate IV in Training & Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction)

Duration: approximately 10 days, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm. New courses start regularly throughout the year.

Cost: $2500

Mandatory Units

Unit Code Unit Name
TLIC3036A Apply safe car driving behaviours
BSBRKG304B Maintain business records
TLIF1001A Follow occupational health & safety procedures
TLIG2007B Work in a socially diverse environment
BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers
TLIL2008A Complete routine administrative tasks
TLIL1001A Complete workplace orientation/ induction procedures
TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning I the workplace
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
TLIM4001A Develop safe car driving behaviours in others

Course Delivery

This course will heavily focus on practical training. It is our objective to have you industry ready by the end of the two weeks. To achieve this we will need to spend a considerable amount of time in the car, assisting you to be an excellent driver and, most importantly, teaching you how to instruct.

Course delivery will be on a participant centred and participant paced basis. The specific learning options and projects will be decided by the trainer to reflect the needs of the participant and the nature of the learning outcome. The course is conducted by Graeme and Roslyn, both highly experienced in the industry, and participants are given the opportunity to train with real learners during the course.

My Driving School: Driving Academy courses are provided in conjunction with Miro Driving Academy.