July 2021 update on Covid restrictions for Driving Instructors

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.


Register now for our Members ZOOM Forum

on Covid effects on your business next Tuesday 3 August, 6:30pm.

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. 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, former Secretary. Len Balk, Vice Pres. David Kennedy, President. Allen Shrimpton, interim Secretary. (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 DARE https://dare.nsw.edu.au/ 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 DTA
      NSW DTA5 hours ago
      Cut off for tonight's NSW DTA Member ZOOM Forum is 5pm. Register online.
      NSW DTA
      NSW DTA1 day ago
      Reminder to Members: Register to attend our ZOOM Covid Update online tomorrow night, 6:30 pm for 1 hr. Share valuable insights and interaction about what recent lockdowns and rules mean to your business. Go to our HOME page, login as a Member, and register on our link in the Yellow Panel. https://nswdta.com.au/
      NSW DTA
      NSW DTA4 days ago
      Service NSW has let us know they have a situation where each day Regional Teams are being forced to call and cancel an enormous amount of customer DT bookings because they have been booked out of area and therefore would be in breach of the public health orders and put our teams and customers at risk.

      Green Zone Driving Test bookings that are made online for Red Zone customers will be cancelled and fees may not be refunded.

      NSW DTA
      NSW DTA5 days ago
      Transport for NSW has published this update on Driving Lessons in NSW to declare the ARE ALLOWED but LGA Rules & Restrictions apply. https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/roads/covid-19-update/training-testing-inspection-and-certification.html
      NSW DTA
      NSW DTA6 days ago
      With the Sydney lockdown extended for 4 weeks until the end of August, we expect a lot of Members to share their views and experiences at our Members ZOOM Forum next Tuesday night. A lot of registrations so far so if you need to talk about it, join us. Simply click on the REGISTER button on the yellow panel on our HOME page. https://nswdta.com.au/
      NSW DTA
      NSW DTA6 days ago
      A good update Newsletter from Toward Zero with Covid lockdown mentioned as 'a need to put our activities on hold,' but other topics worth a view. https://safetyenvironmentregulation-insightsandeducation-stakeholdercom.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/CCB00D9C88ED39132540EF23F30FEDED/0D1943DBB55CB509907C5D7C792C0FF8

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      Need information on membership or driver training in your area?

      Drop us an email: admin@nswdta.com.au