IPSWICH DRIVING SCHOOL are always looking for patient and competent drivers to help our local community members achieve their licences in a safe and pleasant environment.  We are looking for an automatic driver trainer- you must have Certificate IV in Driving Instruction - Car (General Education & Training) and your own late model training vehicle with dual controls.

Please read the information below. It will give you and idea of what is expected of our Instructors.

Ipswich Driving School driver trainers need the following characteristics:

  1. Enthusiasm, and the ability to instill confidence
  2. Patience and a calm nature
  3. The ability to get along with all kinds of people
  4. Good communication and teaching skills (ie no raised voices)

The work is most rewarding for those who enjoy dealing with people, instructing students, and having clear goals and organised methods for their students.

A good driver trainer:

  1. Respects students. In the car, the student's opinions are valued. The student feels safe to express their feelings and learns to respect and listen to the trainer.
  2. Is warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring. The student knows they can come to you with any problems or concerns, or even to share a funny story. Good driver trainers have excellent listening skills and will take time out of their day for any of their students who need them. If this driver trainer is having a bad day, none of the students ever know - the driver trainer leaves the baggage outside the car.
  3. Sets high expectations for all students. The driver trainer realises that the expectations they have for the student will affect their achievement. The driver trainer knows that students generally give to the driver trainer as much or as little as is expected of them.
  4. Has their own love of driving and inspires students with this passion. They are constantly renewing themselves as a professional on a quest to provide students with the highest quality of training possible.
  5. Can restructure teaching methods and be flexible when a lesson isn't working. The driver trainer assesses their teaching throughout the lesson and finds new ways to present material to make sure that the student understands the key concepts.
  6. Collaborates with colleagues on an ongoing basis. Rather than thinking of themselves as weak because they ask for suggestions or help, this driver trainer views collaboration as a way to learn from a fellow profesional. A good driver trainer uses constructive criticism and advise as an opportunity to grow as a driver trainer.
  7. Maintains professionalism in all areas - from personal appearance to organisational skills, and preparedness for each day. Your communication skills must be exemplary, whether speaking with office staff, one of your students, a parent, or a colleague. The respect that the driver trainer receives because of your professional manner is obvious to those around you.


If you are looking for a job, or a change of job,  and you think you meet the criteria above, please email email us through the "Contact Us" section of our website.


Kindest Regards,


Ipswich Driving School