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Better driver training starts here

NSW Driver Trainers Association is the peak industry body for driving schools and trainers in New South Wales. We invite Learners to find a local driving instructor and get good resources here.


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NSW Driver Trainers Association at a glance

Our members and Committee all share a commitment to safe, successful driving education for the NSW public. They uphold our Code of Conduct and stay up to date with the latest in road rules and vehicle technology. Along with many member benefits like reduced insurance, automotive discounts and more, our Committee has a voice on a state and national level. If you’re a driver trainer, talk to our committed, helpful, proactive team to find out how we can help make your business better.







Get the best road experience with NSW DTA member Driving Instructors

Our Code of Best Practice is a guideline for members to meet and maintain high standards for quality, knowledge and customer care. This Code is shared with and accepted by new and renewing members. We uphold these principles with specific requirements outlined to deliver the best possible driving instruction to learners and the public.

Our key principles include:

  • Courtesy in behaviour, instruction and assessments
  • Punctuality for lesson appointments
  • Good Presentation of vehicle and instructor
  • Expert Knowledge of theory and road rules
  • Client Respect for confidentiality and learning
  • Fit & Proper as medically fit and of good character
  • Ethical Conduct in business and practice

Looking for Driving Training?

We’ll send you a list of qualified NSW DTA members in your area. The choice is yours!

I am a: ParentLearner
Region: SydneyHunterNorthSouthSouth WestWest

Find the nearest NSW Driver Trainers Association registered driving school or trainer in your region. With over 220,000 Driving Tests taken each year in NSW, good driving experience with driving instructors makes a difference to pass rates for L plates. Our members are experienced driver trainers who want to make all new drivers road smart, sensible and successful.

Learn to Drive with NSW DTA

Free resources here to share with young drivers for a safe start on the road. We offer insights and share the best reference materials available to promote good learner drivers. Our high standards support only experienced driving instructors as they guide learners, parents and carers at this important crossroads to driving responsibilities. Check out these links for reliable material to share with Learners and parents or carers

Online Resources: Click on bold  titles

Becoming a NSW DTA Member qualifies you to become a driving instructor for the NSW Safer Drivers Course, administered by over 60 PCYCs across NSW.


Member Benefits of a respected industry Association

We are a Committee and Association officers who actively work to be at the forefront of safe driving and quality driver education in NSW. As independent owners of Driving Schools ourselves, we look for helpful ways to support and promote all our member driving trainers. We also have Sponsorship opportunities and special offers for members to save on relevant services.

Join us! NSW DTA full Membership is $150 annually each January; $75 for Associate Membership. Click the New Member form to submit online to activate your membership. Renewing Members should click to receive an email with renewal instructions. We look forward to welcoming you.

Glad to see you! Let’s renew you…

NSW DTA members receive renewal emails each January and are invited to update their data. If you did not receive this or are a lapsed member (more than one year) please drop us this prompt and look for an email in your inbox shortly.

Our NSW DTA Officers 2020

(L to R) Chris Ringrose, Treasurer. Peter Jude, Secretary. Len Balk, Vice Pres. David Kennedy, President. Allen Shrimpton, Advisor. (absent: Russell Oats, Public Officer)

Our aim is to help driving instructors be the best they can be through information, resources to share with customers and professional development opportunities. We give members a voice in the industry, share timely news and provide relevant driving-related discounts and special deals.

We’re social! Share and learn with us

Members have access to our Private Members Forum. Industry news, relevant announcements and member promotion are all part of our regular updates on Facebook. Follow us at http://facebook.com. We and our members also have profiles on LinkedIn to show our credentials and background. For special events we use Instagram.

Interested in becoming a driving instructor?

Talk to us! NSW DTA encourages qualified, like-minded applicants to pursue this rewarding career. Contact a NSW DTA member in your area (see Find an Instructor buttons) to find out about mentor opportunities. See what it takes to get a Driving Instructor License at Service NSW. More details at NSW Transport (Roads and Maritime Services) or contact any of the listed RMS approved Instruction Facilities.

RMS approved Instruction Facilities
  • 121 Driver Training, 0407 938 398
  • ACT (Australian Construction and Transport) Training, 1300 798 012
  • DARE (Driver and Rider Education), 1800 111 424
  • Further Education Training and Assessment, 0412 772 203
  • PVET Institute, (02) 9418 8953
  • RLI Training P/L, 1300 938 506
  • Trent Education, (02) 8748 4555
  • Intelligent Training Solutions 1300 585 866
  • Academy of Road Safety (02) 9863 7999
  • Watto Training 0459 840 006
  • New Teach Training Centre 0402 576 393

Check out our latest activity on Facebook.

NSW DTA4 days ago
Welcome to our newest Member, Phillip Armstrong from Drive It Right Nowra. Excellent qualifications for specialised training, offering both Manual and Auto with disable controls. Delighted to have you on board! https://www.facebook.com/DriveitrightNSW/
NSW DTA4 days ago
Ooops, we had a bug with an earlier post to our NEWS page. Here it is again... new look, same great content. https://nswdta.com.au/news/
NSW DTA4 days ago
Warm wishes for successful heart surgery today for our Vice Pres Len Balk. Have a speedy recovery, sir! 🥰
NSW DTA4 days ago
Catch up with all our latest News as we continue to work for our driving instructor Members across NSW. Not a member? Visit our JOIN page. https://nswdta.com.au/news/
NSW DTA1 week ago

This is still an effective way to demonstrate to a learner that we only see what we look for. If they don't look for Pedestrians, cyclists, signs, vision block outs etc. they won't see them.
That is why SMIDSY - "Sorry mate I didn't see you" is the most common excuse given. I suppose it is better than - I saw you but decided to run into you anyway.
Test Your Awareness: Do The Test
How many passes does the team in white make? Test your awareness and Do the Test! TFL cycling safetly advert! Count the number of passes the White team makes...
NSW DTA2 weeks ago
We're nearly there with Structured Lesson Plan forms to share with all current Members. Read all about it and stay tuned for when we publish them in Resources on our Members Only page. https://nswdta.com.au/lesson-plans-tool-kit/

Get in touch

Need information on membership or driver training in your area?

Drop us an email: admin@nswdta.com.au or call Mon-Wed, 9am to 1pm to talk to our Association Support Manager on 0477 152 044.