About the Course

 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport- Car Driving Instruction) is a training and assessment course with a driving instruction context. 

  •  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.
  • Trent education will teach you the building blocks of driver training with their 54 instruction topics.
  • Comprehensive lesson planning and assessment tools are provided for you to use.
  • You will learn about running your driver training business as a sole trader or working for a school
  • You will acquire a full understanding of the RMS requirements for learner drivers and managing them through the testing period  


There are two components to our course:

  1  Theory Training

 Theory training is done by home study, through easy to follow manuals and workbooks.

 This component is completed by reading the manuals and completing the workbooks.  Your Trainer and the Skills Centre are always available for assistance.  There is an exam at the conclusion of the theory component which is held at the Trent head office at Newington, Sydney.

 You may complete this component in the time frame that suits your needs. This part of the course will take about 20 hours to complete. 

 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 your local area, for Sydney residents.  Country residents are required to come to Sydney and are presented the practical component in block, to reduce the number of visits to Sydney.

 The practical training is competency based.  How quickly the practical component is completed depends on the amount of home practice that you perform.

  Applicant's average number of lessons with the trainer can range between 20 to 50 hours. You are expected to complete at least twice that amount of time on home practice and assignments. The more home practice you perform the fewer hours you will need with your trainer. 

 At the end of your practical training you will complete a final assessment. This is performed in-car and on-road with one of our specially selected assessors in a designated location. This will test your readiness for the job and complete your training. 

 Immediate Start

Once your application is received by us; you will receive the full course package, by registered 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 Theory component is completed by distance study. You do not have to attend classroom lessons, so when to study is up to you. 

 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 or financial concerns arise.

 The flexibility of the course allows you to stay in your current employment while you complete the course.   

Course Vehicle

A dual control vehicle is required to complete the Practical Component of the course.   A Trent Education vehicle may be used to complete the course. We do recommend that you try to have your own dual control car as it will benefit you to be able to practice at home using dual controls.  

Course Qualification

The Certificate IV In Transport and Logistics (Road Transport- Car Driving Instruction) qualification, awarded to graduates of the course, is a recognised qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).  All skills from recognised courses are under this framework.   The qualification from the course is recognised Australia wide and enables you to acquire a driving instructors licence. See Training.gov.au.


Trent Education guarantees to do all it can to ensure adequate support for each student so that they complete their training and assessment. A statement of attainment will be issued to students who make progress but are unable to complete the course.


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


Plan organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


Provide work skill instruction


Design and develop learning programmes


Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Maintain business records


Develop safe driving behaviours in others


Work in a socially diverse environment


Complete workplace orientation/ induction procedures


Complete routine administrative tasks


Apply safe car driving behaviours


Follow OHS procedures






RMS approved

ASQA accredited

Nationally Recognised Training



Trent Education

Call us on 8748 4500 to discuss your training needs


Tel: 8748 4500

28/8 Avenue of the Americas, Newington 2127
Email: admin@trenteducation.com.au