Driving Instructors at Streetwise Driver Training Gold Coast

Streetwise Driver Training Gold Coast driving instructors are qualified to the highest levels. We are parents ourselves and truly understand that the safety of your learner driver is paramount.

Streetwise Driver Training ensure our knowledge of road traffic law is always up-to-date, in order to provide you with the most current and accurate information. We are PASSIONATE about road safety and this translates through in every lesson we teach.  We believe in value for money, ensuring you leave the lesson feeling engaged and excited and ready to go and practice your newly attained skills at home.  We encourage both in car and out of car practice, research and homework where this will benefit you.  We also provide drawings, diagrams, lists or any other information that makes your learning journey easier.

Streetwise has trialled and tested our methods for teaching the most technical manoeuvres to guarantee precision every time. We are pleased to be able to offer you both, male and female driving instructors. Streetwise are also proud of inform parents, future students and current, that we have taught students with a wide range of anxiety and learning disorders (read more below!). Lastly, we pride ourselves on maintaining our extremely high driving test pass rate!!

MEET THE TEAM

Alan Dorsey

Alan is a Trainer Assessor with more than 40 years’ experience. He has worked in a range of industries including the military and mining sectors, where he is qualified to RII standard. He has trained excavators, dozer and 350 Ton off-road dump truck operators; as well as heavy combination truck drivers. He is also qualified Cert IV Transport and Logistics (Driver Instruction for cars), and Cert IV Workplace Health and Safety.

While he loves teaching, Alans passion is safety; not only in the workplace but as a philosophy for life. He understands the concerns parents have when their children start to learn to drive, and how important it is for them to know their kids are being taught to always concentrate on safety. He is a defensive driver himself, and trains his students to think and act defensively at all times; after all, passing the test is only the beginning of a long and steep learning curve.

In particular Alan understands that individuals often have different learning requirements, levels of confidence perhaps even different levels of anxiety; and he adapts his teaching to suit the needs of the individual.

David has over 20 years experience in the Industry. He teaches both Auto and Manual.  Loves teaching people and has a lovely gentle and calm way about him. David also has a Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics – Road Transport Car Driving Instruction and Bluecards

Danielle teaches both Auto & Manual and also teaches the Free Key2Drive Lesson.  Danielle’s bright and bubbly personality can put even the most nervous drivers to ease. Danielle also holds a Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics – Road Transport Car Driving Instruction and Bluecards

Philip

 

Phil is our latest driving instructor to join the Streetwise team. He is passionate about teaching students to drive and has taught his four children and their friends who have appreciated his gentle nature and patience. Phil has driven all kinds of vehicles in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Colombia and even a school bus in Zambia. Phil’s life’s experiences of people and places makes him ideal to ensure that students are going to be treated with respect and kindness during those nervous times at the beginning of the first lesson or getting closer to test time.

Our driving school team believe in “quality” and raising the standards of teaching for every student from all walks of life!

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OUR DRIVING INSTRUCTORS HAVE

  • Cert IV in Motor Vehicle Driving Instruction.
  • Full accreditation by Queensland Transport and Main Roads.
  • Blue cards enabling us to work with young students.
  • Comprehensive insurance on all our vehicles.
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment – we are teachers of teachers!
  • We are a Registered Training Organisation Partner teaching Four Wheel Drive, Driving Instructor Accreditation and many other nationally accredited courses.

WE TEACH 7 DAYS PER WEEK AND OFFER NIGHT DRIVES FOR LEARNERS NEEDING TO GET NIGHT HOURS INTO THEIR LOGBOOKS!

WE ALSO CONDUCT PRACTICE TEST THAT ADHERE TO THE QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT P PLATE DRIVING TEST MARKING SHEET TO HAVE YOU READY FOR YOUR TEST!

OUR TEST PASS RATE IS EXTREMELY HIGH!

Most of all, our Instructors at Streetwise Driver Training are all PASSIONATE about road safety! 
Our specialised driving instructors are also well versed in teaching special needs students with a range of learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Asperger’s, Anxiety Disorders, Austism and Schizophrenia. We have that understanding that people may suffer from a range of learning disorders. We have years of experience in teaching appropriate methods for students who may need more care in learning to drive who suffer with any of these disorders. We can tailor learning plans specific to each person’s unique way of learning. Simply call us for any further details!

Our world class driver training encompasses the following major competencies:

  1. Road Rules Knowledge: The most important of all the driving skills. You would not be considered good at sport if you didn’t know the rules. To be a good driver you need to know the rules. It’s difficult to perceive what might go wrong if you don’t know what is supposed to happen in the first place.
  2. Vehicle Operational Skills – These basic functional skills teach you how to take off, indicate, change gears, do a hill start, park the car, etc. Teaching muscle memory reflexes will ensure driving becomes a safe habit, we will show you how.
  3. Hazard perception/Identification Skills: Skills to help us identify or perceive the risks around us. Our proactive curriculum teaches drivers to take a worst case scenario and factor it in. By the time of being a P Plate driver you should be looking 100 metres in all directions, we will teach you the skills to do this.
  4. Crash prevention skills: E.g. when following other traffic, a proactive driver will slow down immediately if they see the risk up ahead. They won’t wait for the car in front to slow down first. We teach to pre-emptive driving strategies for all driving conditions.  This includes safe travelling and stopping distances.
  5. Attitude Development: Driving a vehicle solo is an incredibly responsible task, taking into account your passengers, other road users, and your own well being. You are accountable and must take the act of driving seriously. Too many drivers on the road like to blame ‘others’, we teach you how to be a fully accountable driver. The ‘third person’ effect suggests that psychologically drivers consider its always ‘the other’ person in the wrong or that the danger will occur for, we teach you how to see the reality of all situations and take ownership for your driving choices.