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Understanding the Keys2drive Instructor Program

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It is a popular saying that there is always a first time for everything. This saying, as a matter of fact, is true because it underscores the novelty of new undertakings that everyone has to encounter at different points in life.

Be it your first time at your workplace or your first time at the gym or your first time trying to talk to that crush of yours? The list is endless. The point however is that in most cases, the statement is meant to serve as a way to motivate a person to undertake a new venture or activity.

One such activity to undertake is driving. And on the bright side, you do not have to do it blindly; you can always find a driving instructor to put you through until you are able to drive on your own.

Who are Driving Instructors?

Primarily, these are persons hired to tutor anyone who is interested in learning how to drive a car. It could also be that the hirer might only be interested in improving an already acquired driving skill.

The profession is quite demanding and it’s also very crucial in society today. It is also a job that requires that the instructors themselves be well qualified to function in that role.

You can read more about them here.

What to Expect from a Driving Instructor

As with any field of life, there are various persons who function in this occupation. But the key as it concerns you is to pick out a qualified/ competent instructor that suits you as an individual.

The following are some of the things you should check out for and expect from an instructor:

  • Firstly, it is crucial that you ensure that the person you are engaging in has the necessary qualifications and certifications to function as an instructor.
  • Another way to measure the proficiency of the person that you want to engage is through the recommendations that you get about them.
  • You should also ensure that the person you are engaging is very experienced or at least, has the necessary experience to function in this line of duty.
  • It is expected that you would make mistakes (probably many) as you learn how to drive. Thus, it very essential that whoever it is that takes you on should be a patient and accommodating person.
  • Another important issue to factor in is the suitability of your teacher’s teaching mode to you as it may affect your understanding of how to drive.

If you or someone you know has these qualities, can drive, and has the right temperament; and such a person is looking for a career path? Whoever it is (could be you or your friend) could just be right for this job or career path.

You can go to https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/get-a-driving-instructors-licence.asp for further information.

The Keys2drive Program

This is a program that was developed by an association here in Australia known as the Australian Automobile Association (AAA for short). However, the program is funded nationwide by the Australian government.

The program is aimed at providing student or learner drivers with driving lessons that are free. This opportunity is only possible for you as a learner driver, if your instructor is an accredited Keys2drive driving instructor.

What Is the Nature Of this Program?

Firstly, it should be noted that this arrangement is complementary in nature. This means that it is not a replacement for your normal driving lesson sessions rather, it complements it.

The session will generally last for about an hour during which the learner will be taught and will also practice some essentials of driving.

The instructor (who may in some cases double up as the parent, guardian, or supervisor of the trainee) will also be given guidance on how to best help the trainee. The idea is to ensure that the best and up to date training methods are used during this training period.

Furthermore, it is important to note that you must comply with the following to be eligible for this program:

  • As a learner, you must at least be 16 years of age or older
  • You must also have an NSW learner driver license
  • The supervisor must also have a current and full driver’s license

This program is available all over Australia. You should look for a driving school in Perth that uses this program.

Conclusion

Driving is a routine activity that has to be taught and learned rightly. This is only possible if the instructors themselves are up to date with the best teaching practices available.

The Keys2drive program is an initiative that seeks to ensure that this is the case and it has proved effective thus far.

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