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TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics
(Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction)

TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport Car Driving Instruction) become a car driving instructor with training courses from Brisbane Driving School QLD.

About Brisbane Driving School Training Courses

Brisbane Driving School has been established as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) since 2012, providing nationally recognised courses accredited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority).

Brisbane Driving Schools course has been developed to give you all the information, training and skills you will require to become a professional driver trainer / instructor allowing you to start work immediately, turning you into a valuable asset to any driving school or training organisation. Courses are designed to be flexible, self paced and competitively priced. Brisbane Driving School has been an industry leader since 1987 offering training in cars and heavy vehicles. This means that we stay current with the needs of the industry.

How does Brisbane Driving School differ from other providers?

Many other providers conduct group, classroom based training without taking into consideration the individual needs of clients such as time availability. This means that training is flexible enough that clients will not need to take time off work.

At Brisbane Driving School we are able to offer a blended training program and in-car one-to-one or in small groups of 2 (maximum 3) at a competitive price to ensure each applicant receives the most out of their training.

Along with being able to offer flexible modes of course delivery, Brisbane Driving School has assembled a group of highly qualified, industry experienced trainers with the knowledge to assist applicants in developing an extensive understanding of their chosen TLI course as well as the transport industry.

The aim of Brisbane Driving School is to provide high quality training services to our clients in the hope of broadening career and business opportunities.

  • Brisbane Driving School provides courses to assist individuals who are seeking a change in career, re-entering the workforce, seeking part-time employment, or need to update their qualification.

  • We ensure that all personnel involved in the running of the organisation are suitably qualified and experienced with the intention of continuously improving our services to clients.

  • Our operations are in accordance with all relevant legislation and regulations, in accordance with all requirements, guidelines, protocols and standards set by ASQA and other relevant statutory bodies.

  • Continuously monitoring, reviewing and evaluating services to meet client's needs and requirements

TLI 41210 Car Driving Instructor

About the Course

TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport Car Driving Instruction)*.

  • You will acquire a full understanding of the TMR requirements for learner drivers and managing them through the testing period
  • Comprehensive lesson planning and assessment tools are provided for you to use.
  • You will learn to provide training to learner drivers in a variety of situations to create safe and proficient drivers.
  • You will gain an understanding of how people learn and how to design and develop learning programs and create or source the tools needed to teach them.
  • By the end of the course you will be able to plan and present lessons and keep records of your students progress.

There are two components to the course:

1 Theory Training

The Theory component is completed by a blended program. You do not have to attend classroom lessons, so when to study is up to you.

  • The flexibility of the course allows you to stay in your current employment while you complete the course.
  • Theory training is done by home study, through easy to follow manuals and workbooks. Brisbane Driving School is always available for assistance, you will be assigned a tutor who will support you through the assignments
  • The blended course is self paced so you can take as long or as short a time as it is necessary to do the course. There is no real time limit though it is expected that the maximum would be in the area of 12 months with the average being 1/2 months.

2 Practical Training

An Accredited Trainer will be assigned to you and will guide you through the Practical Course. The practical training is conducted, in-car, in the Brisbane area, Country residents are required to come to Brisbane and are presented the practical component in block, to reduce the number of visits to Brisbane. Brisbane Driving School is prepared to travel to regional areas, please contact the office on 1300 752 524 for further details.

  • The Practical Component is on the road, by individual appointment with your Trainer.  The appointments for the sessions are arranged by mutual agreement and are available at most times, weekends and after hours. If you are in a hurry you may complete the course quickly. You may take longer to complete your course if other commitments occur.
  • 26 hours in car training will be allocated to this component plus 4 hours for the final assessing of your driving skills and your knowledge of road rules. You will also witness several hours of tuition with fee paying students.

How long will the course take?

Duration of the course depends on the experience you bring to the course, the amount of practice you do and how quickly you learn. Your instructor will tailor the training to suit you as a learner, working quickly through the things you understand and slowly through the ones you don’t. Our trainers want to get you through as swiftly as possible but always maintaining our high standards. We believe it takes time to become a skilled driving instructor. We recommend the most effective time frame is around 2 months. A committed student can complete the course in as little as 4 weeks. It can be spread it across a longer period if it suits your needs.

How to Enrol

Applicants wishing to enrol into this course should complete our Course Enquiry Form online or alternatively contact our office during business hours for an Enrolment Form.

Course Fees, Payments and Refunds

1. Please refer to the course flyers for information on all fees, including course fees; administration fees; materials fees and any other charges.
2. A non-refundable deposit must be paid, prior to course commencement , to confirm a place into a course.
3. Certificates and Statements of Attainment are issued to students who are assessed as competent in the units completed. The cost of the certificates is included in the course fees.
4. Deposits are non-refundable
5. Please refer to Brisbane Driving School refund policy located in the Student Handbook

Terms and Conditions

Brisbane Driving School recommends that you read the Terms and Conditions for any of its courses prior to enrolling

Regional Students

Country applicants complete the theory component at home then travel to Brisbane to complete the practical sessions in block periods eg. Over a series of weekends or a week .Our trainers are flexible and will try hard to accommodate your needs. Brisbane Driving School is prepared to travel to regional areas, please contact the office on 1300 752 524 for further details.

Immediate Start

Once your application is received by us, you will receive the full course package, by mail within a week. The Theory Component is self-explanatory and may be commenced immediately.

  • Your Trainers phone number will be sent to you in your course package. After reading through the general information you can give them a call and make an appointment to begin training.

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • applicants must hold a current open licence for a minimum of 1 year for the class(es) they wish to train/assess
  • Applicants must undergo a Police history check, a driving history check & a medical check (if required). These checks are completed by the Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department. Queensland Transport and Main Roads may refuse to grant accreditation to a person who has been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code or is currently charged with an offence under the Criminal Code and the charge has not been fully disposed of.
  • applicants must obtain a Positive Blue Notice (Blue Card) for child related employment if working with ‘young people’
  • The applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills are expected to be equivalent to level 3 of the National Reporting System, which identifies adult English language, literacy and numeracy language indicators of competence.
  • Undertake TLI41210 Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction) Course by Brisbane Driving School.
  • Have reasonable computer skills to be able to work the computer and browse the internet
  • Obtain an accreditation for driver trainer from Queensland Transport
  • Supply your own suitable late model vehicle that can have dual controls installed we provide advice and access to all relevant information


Applicants must be able to communicate relationships between ideas through selecting and using grammatical structures and notations that are appropriate to the purpose.

Oral Communication

Applicants must be able to participate in short transactions, using basic generic structures; to establish, maintain and develop relationships; explore issues and problem solve.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Applicants must be able to select and apply a range of mathematical strategies to solve problems in a number of contexts that are familiar and may be interrelated. They will also be able to reflect on and question the rationale and appropriateness of the purpose, process and outcomes of a mathematical activity and use symbols and diagrams to communicate mathematically.

Brisbane Driving School will administer a short LL&N assessment that you can sit at home to check whether your English is at a standard to complete the course. The course is not taught in any other language.

Course Qualification

Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport - Driving Instruction)

Candidates assessed as competent in all 11 units of competency that comprise this course will receive the Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport - Car Driving Instruction) Qualification. The Certificate IV qualification, awarded to graduates of the course, is a recognised qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). The qualification from the course is recognised Australia wide.

Those candidates who fail to achieve competency in all 11 units of competency will receive a Statement of Attainment for each unit of competency in which they have been assessed as competent.

• At the end of the course you will awarded a Certificate in the following units:

TAEDEL40AB              Plan organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDEL301A              Provide work skill instruction

TAEDES401A              Design and develop learning programmes

BSBCUS301B             Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBRKG304A             Maintain business records

TLIM4001A                  Develop safe driving behaviours in others

TLIG2007A                   Work in a socially diverse environment

TLIL1001A                   Complete workplace orientation/ induction procedures

TLIL2007A                   Complete routine administrative tasks

TLIC3036A                   Apply safe car driving behaviours

TLIF1001a                    Follow OHS procedures

Course Vehicle

A dual control vehicle is required to complete the Practical Component of the course. A Brisbane driving School vehicle may be used to complete the course.However, applicants are welcome to use their own if they desire. Vehicles must be registered and roadworthy.

Materials/Resources Required

Most of the resources required on this course are provided to you by Brisbane Driving School You will need internet access at home but if they are not available for you please discuss with your trainer and alternative arrangements can be made. All material required to complete projects or learning options will be the responsibility of the student. You might want to bring some note taking supplies (pad and Pen) and some lunch, for the practical training.

Vehicle Standards

All vehicles used to provide pre-licence driver training must be inspected annually by Queensland Transport (in accordance with the Transport Operation (Road Use Management Vehicle Standards & Safety) Regulation 1999).

A car used to provide pre licence driver training must be fitted with the following equipment:

  • A sign or plate displayed conspicuously on the car showing the name and accreditation number of the driver trainer or the name and address of the driving school L plates at the front and rear of the car
  • Training controls that are easily accessible for immediate use by a driver trainer sitting in the front passenger seat of the car;
  • An additional internal mirror for the trainer;
  • An external driving mirror on each side of the car.

If further information or clarification is required, please contact the nearest Queensland Transport Customer Service Centre.

Vehicles for Training

You will need to consider what type of car you will need to purchase and have it fitted with dual controls.

Not all vehicles are suitable for driver training, please consult with Queensland Transport if you are thinking of using a vehicle that is not one of the normal training vehicles commonly used by trainers.

There is no right and wrong as to what car to by, but you might want to consider the following.

  • Initial cost
  • Leg room after fitting the controls
  • Size
  • Fuel economy
  • Insurance costs

Registration of Vehicles

Vehicles must be registered as 'training vehicles' with Queensland Transport. Your vehicle will also require an inspection at a TMR inspection station .Please consult with TMR for registration and vehicle inspection details.
Insurance Requirements.

Although not compulsory it is recommended that you take out other insurances these are listed below:

1. Comprehensive insurance for the motor vehicle
2. Public Liability
3. Professional Indemnity Insurance
4. Income Insurance
5. Compulsory third party insurance

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Application

You will need to hold the Driving Instructors Licence issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. To get this licence you will need to complete your course then take that application into TMR with a completed application form (Download here QLD Transport's "Driver Trainer and Rider Trainer Accreditation Application" Form).

After this application is submitted it can take up to 4-6 weeks for the checks to be completed and the licence can be issued The cost of the application is $291.50 per year and is inclusive of the issue of the licence. You can submit it without having completed a Certificate IV in Driving Instruction. This does not have to be done prior to course enrolment. Queensland Transport will need to see a copy of your Certificate IV in Driving Instruction to be eligible for accreditation.

Working with Children

For car instructors you will be predominately working with people under the age of 18 and at this age they are still considered a minor in Australia. Because of this you will also need to get a Working with Children Blue Card. You can apply for these at the Commission for children and young People and Child Guardian" website at

The "Commission for Children and Young The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian is an independent statutory authority which promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people in Queensland.

Under the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act (2000), people who work with children under 18 years of age in particular businesses or categories of paid or voluntary employment, must undergo screening - the Working with Children Check.

A person whose application to work with children and young people is approved is issued with a positive notice letter and a blue card.
Cost = $76.00 for every two years (as at January 1, 2014)

This form can take a number of weeks to be processed, so if you don't have a Blue Card, this should be your first priority.

Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Regulations & Act 1995, 1999

Often referred to as TORUMS, this act may be found on the internet or can be purchased at Go print 371 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba. Phone: 3246 3399 It contains information about rules and regulations of relevance to road users. It is regularly updated due to changes in the law.

What are my job prospects after I finish the course?

There is always a demand for well-trained instructors. After completing your course with Brisbane Driving School you will be capable of self-employment as an instructor or work for any driving school Australia wide. There are employment opportunities occurring continuously in the industry to teach the growing numbers of young people in the community.

Many car driving instructors work on a commission basis. Some driving instructors use their own vehicles which are converted to dual control, while others use company vehicles. Driving instructors have a high level of public contact. It suits people who enjoy teaching people to learn a vital skill. There is often a great deal of satisfaction in helping a young person at an important stage of their life gain a valuable licence which helps them gain independence and a qualification to drive.

You also need to consider how to set up your business. This will depend greatly on if you decide to start your own school or work for an established school. Even if you are working for another school in almost every case you still have your own business and work on a sub-contract basis for the school, so you will need an ABN. You can apply for an ABN on line with the tax office, .Both systems have advantages and disadvantages, we suggest you discuss with your accountant the best way for you to set up your business to get the best advantage for you. We do suggest however that if you have not run a small business before you do consider all the difficulties you may encounter and discuss these with your accountant or someone in the industry, or alternatively consider working for a school even for a short time to become familiar with the industry.

Assessment Methods

Each unit of competence will be assessed. All assessments will be based on the principles of CBT (Competency-Based Training). A successful outcome for this course will be determined by a range of different methods including online or student workbook, written assessment, observation of simulated and practical activities, structured questioning and discussion and written or verbal questioning at the completion of each session.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that allows the competencies you already possess to be recognised, regardless of how you obtained them. It can be taken into account but it depends on a number of factors such as type and length of experience, qualifications when completed and relevance to this course. In such cases the applicant may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Recognition of prior learning suits people who have industry relevant:

• work skills or knowledge

• paid or unpaid work experience

• life experience

• community work experience

Recognition of prior learning could provide you with a full or part qualification, and avoid duplication of training. It could be used to identify what training you may need to complete a qualification, or could provide a pathway to higher qualifications for people who may not have access to further training.

Your RPL Assessor can discuss evidence you will need to supply with your application if you wish to have your experience recognised. In many cases, RPL will only give the off-the-job component of the unit. You may still need to meet the on-the-job component, assessed at work.


Qld Driving Instructors Act

Becoming a driving instructor in Qld

Driving Instructor Application Form

Statutory accreditation conditions for accredited driver and rider trainers

Code of conduct for Queensland accredited driver trainers (updated May 2012)

Statement to the driver training industry about driver licence testing in Queensland

Driver trainers suitability checks – information sheet

Qld Knowledge Test

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