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!!


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.


Lee has been a fully accredited driving instructor for over 8 years, with a Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics – Road Transport Car Driving Instruction, and also holds a Blue Card for working with children and young people. Lee enjoys working in a socially diverse environment, helping people achieve their goal for freedom and independence, enabling them to chase their own dreams, she believes you’re never too old to follow a dream and attained her motorbike licence.

With a commitment to delivering quality instruction and instilling safe driving behaviours, Lee has an easy going and relaxed approach from years of working in customer service, helping people from diverse backgrounds.  She loves working with special needs students, and finds teaching ‘out of the box’ approaches interesting and challenging making her goal to individualize her lessons for the unique learning style of the individual. 

Jason Sherwell


Our lovely Jason is a Dad and knows all too well the importance of imparting logical, calm instructions in a way that each individual will understand and retain.  Jason was a mechanic on trucks and cars for many years and is able to bring a real understanding and appreciate to the “art” of driving to each lesson.  He holds a Heavy rigid truck licence, having driven a manual road ranger for a time.  He also worked in a dangerous goods warehouse driving forklifts where safety and tight manoevering is an art-form!  He is kind, compassionate and fun, and even offers his spare time as a CFA volunteer.  Jason enjoys building the relationship with each Learner at their pace and level to ensure ultimate safety and success.



Cheryl has three teenagers, and her 17 year old son just passed his driving test first time.  She has worked with teenagers with disabilities, her own son has language learning disabilities.  Cheryl has developed, over many years, a holistic approach to teaching. Cheryl has taught English as a foreign language, reading for both English speaking students and French Art and design. She is an experienced trainer, mentor and coach.  Cheryl teaches both Manual and Automatic and has a Blue Card for working with young adults.

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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  • 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.




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.