About supervisors

All drivers on their learner licence will need a supervisor on their team as they learn the road rules and gain experience behind the wheel.

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How AA Driving School supports supervisors

AA Driver’s Seat  / AA Te Kaiurungi is a structured driving lesson programme that works alongside supervisors to get learners into the driver’s seat and stay safe on New Zealand roads.

Your qualified AA Driving Instructor helps to assess skills and together plan the learning journey ahead. The journey differs for each driver but will likely include a programme of driving lessons, supervised practice sessions and practice tests.

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The best place to start on your learner licence

AA Driver’s Seat Starter Session is the initial in-car planning and assessment session which involves the learner driver,you the supervisor and your qualified AA Instructor. Together you plan the journey ahead.

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Who can be a supervisor for a driver on a learner licence?

To be a supervisor you must hold a full driver licence, which you’ve held for at least two years, for that class of vehicle.

        It also helps if you:

  • are patient and good at explaining things
  • give clear instructions
  • know the road code
  • stay calm under pressure
  • are willing to support a carefully planned learning programme

As part of the AA Driver’s Seat driving lesson programme you are able to book refresher lessons with your qualified AA Driving Instructor to ensure you’re on the right track before you start helping your learner.

A driving lesson programme that works

For most learners, it is best to start out with a couple of driving lessons a week and plenty of practice in between. It’s about building experience with a lot of supervised practice in different conditions. Regular instructor lessons during this time will help develop good habits from the start.

Your qualified AA Instructor will let you know when the learner driver is ready for the test and give useful tips to get ready for the test day.

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*Terms & Conditions apply. $125 discount applies to 5 lesson package only. $15 discount applies to individual lessons up to a maximum of 10 lessons. AA Members save $50 on AA Driver’s Seat Starter Sessions. Discounts are not transferrable.