Approved by the NZ Transport Agency, the "I" Endorsement Driving Instructor Training Course is based on NZQA unit standards and includes:
Once you've successfully passed this course, you’ll be able to apply for the "I" Endorsement and start work as a Driving Instructor.
You'll have an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand's driver licensing system, road rules and an overview of the legal aspects governing the driver training industry.
You'll have learned tangible Driver Instructor teaching skills, including:
You'll need to have held a full New Zealand driver's licence for two years or more.
Once you've passed the course you'll need to be assessed by NZ Police as a 'fit and proper person' to act as an instructor. The NZ Transport Agency coordinates this vetting process. If you have any concerns about this, you can discuss this with us - or the NZ Transport Agency - prior to enrolling in the course.
If you hold an overseas licence and would like to attend the course, please call NZ Transport Agency on 0800 822 422 to find out further information.
Your course fee covers all aspects of the course, including:
Note that you'll also need to apply for the "I" Endorsement through NZ Transport Agency when you pass the course. It's an extra cost which includes application and vetting fees. You may need a medical examination and/or to re-sit your practical driving test. Other additional costs include the cost of receiving your Fit and Proper assessment by the NZ Police.
Course dates/times will run subject to sufficient bookings. Courses are provided as one day introductory courses followed by self paced learning and follow up assessment. There is also the option of attending an eight day course.
This course covers a range of NZQA driving unit standards based around 3-5 of the NZQA Qualification Framework. As most of the unit standards are diploma level, considerable pre-course reading is required in order to reduce the amount of theory teaching during the actual course.
The course recognises that at the commencement of the course, participants will have a sound knowledge of the theory competencies, which will enable the thrust of the course to focus on the practical teaching application, and in-vehicle competencies.
The course programme relies upon early testing of various theory topics, and then moves directly into practical applications. It is therefore essential that the level of theory understanding be completed prior to the practical application.
You will also be expected to do additional work during the evenings, and weekend, throughout the course.
Please contact Belinda on 0800 223 748 or 09 966 8945 to talk about upcoming courses.
|Auckland (8 day course)|
Mon 31 Mar - Thu 3 Apr
Mon 7 - Thu 10 Apr
|8.30am-5.00pm||Mar 7 2014|
Mon 5 - Thu 8 May
Tues 13 - Fri 16 May
|8.30am-5.00pm||April 1 2014|
Mon 7 - Thu 10 July
Tues 15 - Fri 18 July
|8.30am-5.00pm||June 6 2014|
Mon 8 - Thu 11 Sep
Tues 16 - Fri 19 Sep
|8.30am-5.00pm||Aug 15 2014|
|Auckland (correspondence course)|
|8.30am-5.00pm||Feb 24 2014|
|Wellington (correspondence course)|
|WE0026||Apr 2014||8.30am-5.00pm||Mar 2014|
Nationwide options are also available. Call AA Driver Training on 0800 223 748 or register your interest online.