Certificate IV in Driving Instruction

Want to become a Driving Instructor?

Cars or Heavy Vehicles

If your looking for a rewarding career, one that allows you to be your own boss, manage your own hours, and contribute to the training and education of drivers from a range of backgrounds and ages - then get on board with the experts in driving instruction.

The Certificate IV in Driving Instruction is the latest Nationally Recognised course for Driving Instructors. We offer training in both cars and heavy vehicles.

Shift Training P/L is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 41589) so we issue you with the certificate and you deal directly with the us - the RTO. We are not a 3rd party and have been in the driver training business since 1998.

You will then apply to TMR to be an accredited driver trainer. This qualification is currently cited as meeting part of the requirements for accreditation as a Motor Vehicle Driving Instructor, as defined by Transport and Main Roads (QLD).

In Class

Training is delivered face to face In Class to small groups to ensure you have plenty of interaction with your trainer, leaving you in control of how long it take you to complete the course. You will also be required to complete work out-of-class, in your own time. All training in the car / truck is one on one or in small groups and tailored to your individual needs. 

As a guide most students complete the course within 2 months, however you could complete within as little as 2 weeks of your have the time to study and can show some prior experience. Contact us for next booking dates.

  • Access to a range of resources
  • Delivered in person by qualified and professional trainers
  • A blend of theory and practical sessions to keep things moving
  • Learn form experienced instructors who have many years in the industry
  • Mentoring and support along the way
  • A maximum of 12 months to complete the program is allowed

Self Paced and Online

The Self Paced Online option is a great choice for those who want to get the course completed at their own pace. All practical sessions will be completed at Shift with our experienced trainers guiding you along the way. This option is great for motivated individuals who are able work autonomously or if you are interstate.

  • Access to a range of resources
  • Mentoring and support sessions as required 
  • Students will need to complete the theory components before commencing the practical sessions
  • Practical training and assessments will be arranged at times and dates to suit
  • Phone, email and personal support is provided to all students
  • A maximum of 12 months to complete the program is allowed
  • You can start you course at any time - just call us to get started


Shift Training is registered to deliver this qualification throughout Australia. All in class training will be delivered at Shift Training's head office – 26-30 Quilton Place Crestmead 4132.


Entry Requirements

  • A current and unrestricted full Australian licence
  • Level 3 language, literacy and numeracy skills

Click here for more information - Becoming a Driving Instructor

Support and Mentoring Services

We are committed to helping you achieve your study goals and we don't leave you alone when you finish your study – all students will have access to the trainers throughout the program and after completion of the course as a contact point for any technical or process support in developing competencies. 

Each student will be screened in terms of their literacy and numeracy levels coming into the program and will be supported in those areas according to their individual needs.  Where we cannot provide sufficient support, students will be referred to a suitable TAFE program to develop their reading and writing skills.

Download our Participant Handbook here



If you have experience in teaching learners to drive or have been involved in other training industries you may be eligible to RPL some of the units in the Certificate IV in Driving Instructor qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) simply means that your previous skills and experience will be recognised without the need for more study - getting you on the road sooner. Click here for more information on RPL or talk to us to see if you qualify.

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Please phone to enquire (07) 3133 0552

Payment options

Cash or EFT. 

We also accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.

Payment plans are available through Shift Training P/L - contact us for details

Interest Free financing options are available through Zip Money or Humm.