You’ll need to obtain and provide to the RMS:

  • A completed driving instructor application form
  • A completed medical check stating that you’re fit to drive (this is part of the application form)
  • Provide a Working with Children Check number and expiry date
  • Two specimen signatures
  • Four colour passport-sized photos



You’ll need to:

  • Pass an extended knowledge test on road rules (90 questions)
  • Driving Instructor applicants: Pass a driving test with a 95% pass rate. You must pass the driving test before you’re issued a letter of eligibility. If you undertake the test in an automatic vehicle, your driving instructor licence will have a condition allowing you to teach in an automatic vehicle only.



When all documents are provided, checks completed and you’ve passed the required tests, the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) will issue a letter of eligibility. You cannot commence TLI41222 Certificate IV in Driving Instruction (Road Transport Car Driving Instruction) unless you hold a current letter of eligibility.


Please note: Obtaining these documents before the course, and your instructors license after the course, will involve some costs such as the below* (as of June 2021)


Medical Check Subject to GP fees
Police Interview No longer required
Working with Children Check $80 for 5-year term
RMS Extended Knowledge Test $46 (excl. merchant fees)
RMS Practical Driving Test $57 (excl. merchant fees)
Instructor License (after course) $182 for 5-year term

*Prices subject to change