FAQ | TRENT Education


Frequently Asked Questions

Total investment for the course is $3500.
Remedial sessions are $75 an hour.

Many students have successfully completed the Trent Education Driving Instructors course with English as a second language. We have a reading and writing tasks test that you can sit at home to check whether your English is at a standard to complete the course. Please open and print the document (found at the bottom of this page) once you have completed it, return it to the postal address included on the front page of the test.  The course is not taught in any other language. Download the task here​!

Duration of the course depends on the experience you bring to the course, the amount of practice you do and how quickly you learn.

We believe it takes time to become a skilled driving instructor. We recommend the most effective time frame is between 3-6 months. A committed student can complete the course in as little as 8 weeks.  It can be spread across a longer period if it suits your needs ( your RMS eligibility advice expires after 18 months).

The practical component consists of 27 contact hours and the theory component requires a minimum of 40 hours of home study.

All practical lessons must be in a dual control car. You may use your trainer’s car for the duration of the course if you do not have dual controls installed in your car. You would benefit from having your own car with dual controls to practise in though. Your trainer will help you decide on the type of car needed for teaching and where to get your dual controls fitted.

Our trainers cover the greater Sydney, Melbourne, Central Coast, Illawarra and Newcastle areas. Please check with the head office for availability of trainers in your area.

Yes a replacement certificate can be provided this incurs a fee of $35. Please contact the head office for this service with the head office for availability of trainers in your area.

Our course can be completed by both Greater Sydney and regional students. Regional applicants complete the theory component at home then travel to one of our training locations to complete the practical sessions in block periods eg. over a series of weekends or a week once a month. Our trainers are flexible and will try hard to accommodate your needs.

Yes a student that holds a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment receives credit for the units that are aligned to our course.

Yes, our trainers are available to train after hours and on weekends when needed. Your trainers will help you organise your study so you have enough time to practice between lessons and stay committed.

There is always a demand for well-trained instructors.  After completing your course with Trent you will be capable of self-employment as an instructor or work for any driving school Australia wide. There are employment opportunities occurring continuously in the industry to teach the growing numbers of young people in the community.

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