A career as an AA Driving Instructor

AA Driving School is the largest driving school in New Zealand. Due to high demand, we are searching for more driving instructors to join the team.

Why become an AA Driving Instructor

Video courtesy of CareersNZ

As an AA Driving Instructor, you have the freedom to run your own business.  You can choose where you want to work, the days and hours to fit around your lifestyle - the opportunities are endless. 

Being a driving instructor is an ideal job if you love driving, teaching and enjoy meeting new people. You run your own business, and you play a vital role in teaching our next generation how to be safe, confident and fully licensed drivers on our roads.

Becoming a driving instructor is only the first stepping stone to a successful career with the AA, below we’ve mapped out the career path opportunities available to you.

Instructor career map

AA Career Path

Income earning potential

As a self-employed driving instructor, income depends on your commitment. The more you invest in time and training, the more you can earn.

We’ve outlined your earning potential. There is an extra income earning opportunity when an instructor starts delivering defensive driving courses.

AA Career Path

Benefits of an AA licensee agreement

When you join the team at the AA, you will be working for an iconic brand but you’ll also have amazing benefits available to you.

  • We have been teaching New Zealanders to drive for over 100 years!
  • We have the latest Suzuki Swift cars with exceptional branding

The AA Driving School car

AA Driving School car

The AA Driving School provides you with access to a competitively priced Suzuki Swift 1.4 GLX with the option to lease to own or purchase outright. It's the most popular selling small car in New Zealand and has a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

Vehicle features include: 

  • 3 year 150,000km warranty
  • AA Roadservice breakdown assistance for 5 years
  • Dual controls
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Fuel card providing a saving of up to 8c per litre (for leased vehicles only)
  • The AA Driving School branded signage
  • Full compensation insurance available
  • Increase in demand for AA Ignition
  • Sophisticated automated online booking system
  • Marketing support from head office
  • AA Driving School branded clothing
  • Our reach on Google, social media presence (Facebook, Google Plus, Trade Me and LinkedIn)
  • We have partnerships with MTA, NZTA, AA Centres, petrol companies and many more
  • Access to our Instructor Services team with over 100 years of industry experience
  • Dedicated Contracts and Networks Manager
  • Association with an iconic respected and enduring brand
  • Induction pack that will have all the information you need to be successful

How to become a driving instructor

The first step to becoming a driving instructor is to obtain an "I" Endorsement. You would have to submit a “fit and proper assessment” which is a DL20 form from NZTA. Once NZTA approve your application you can enrol for an "I" Endorsement Course.

The "I" Endorsement Driving Instructor Training Course from the AA is based on 8x NZQA unit standards at level 5. This course is approved by the NZ Transport Agency and includes:

  • Pre-course reading (essential for your success)
  • In-class theory-based training and assessments
  • Demonstrations and practical in-vehicle coaching techniques
  • Practical appraisals of your tuition and assessment skills 

Once you've successfully passed this course, you’ll be able to apply to get the driving instructor endorsement.

New! Our navigation has changed.

Use this button to access the site content.

 |  Learn more