Driving instructor

You can be taught to drive by a friend or family member who is able to be a qualified supervising driver. Or you can have paid lessons with a qualified driving instructor. Sometimes, a combination of both is best.

A qualified instructor will:

  • charge a fee
  • have a driving instructor’s licence displayed
  • be properly insured.

Make sure the driving instructor you choose is properly qualified to conduct the training you need.

For more information about finding a driving instructor go to page 113 of The Driver's Handbook.

  • Learn to drive defensively. Most driving instructors use a defensive driving approach, so consider taking lessons with a qualified professional.
  • If you are unhappy with a driving instructor, you can change instructors at any time. If learning by the Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A) method, any new instructor will be required to first check that the learner can perform all of the tasks signed off by the previous instructor and then they will continue with the CBT&A method.