Become a driving instructor
A driving instructor who is being paid to teach others to drive towards gaining their licence must be authorised in the Northern Territory (NT). This is known as a driving instructor endorsement.
You can apply for a driving instructor endorsement for light vehicles and heavy vehicles from the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR).
Approval is valid for five years and all driving instructors must comply with the:
New driving instructors
To get your driving instructor endorsement you must follow these steps:
Step 1. Get pre-approval from the MVR.
Step 2. Take the driving instructor training course.
Step 3. Pay for and get your driving instructor endorsement.
Read below for further information.
Interstate driving instructors
If you hold driving instructor accreditation in another state or territory, you can apply for a NT driving instructor endorsement without the need for additional training.
You will need to give details of your last fitness to drive medical assessment and national criminal history check.
If you can't give details you will need to provide a current medical and criminal history check.
Step 1: Get pre-approval from the MVR
You will need to submit the following to the MVR for pre-approval:
- fitness to drive medical assessment form
- police criminal history check
- traffic offence history - to find out more go to the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services website
- the name of the course provider you will be using - see Step 2.
You also must have held the relevant class of licence for a continuous period of three years before the date of the application.
Step 2: Take the driver instructor training course
There are currently two training courses that you can take in the NT:
- Certificate IV in transport and logistics - car driving instruction
- Certificate IV in transport and logistics - heavy vehicle driving instruction.
If you take the heavy vehicle course your endorsement may be restricted to heavy vehicle licence classes.
Approved course providers in NT
Light and heavy driving course provider contact details are listed below.
Light vehicle driving instruction
Heavy vehicle driving instruction
Interstate approved course providers
The MVR will only recognise driver instructor qualifications from interstate course providers that have a current deed of accreditation with the licence regulator in that state or territory.
Step 3: Pay for and get your driving instructor endorsement
Take your Certificate IV qualification from your training provider to the MVR, along with your current driver licence.
Your driving instructor endorsement will be added to your licence once your documents have been processed and you have paid the driving instructor endorsement fee.
After you get endorsed
You will need to renew your driving instructor endorsement every five years.
When renewing you will need to provide a fitness to drive medical assessment and national criminal history check.
Last updated: 18 July 2017