Saturday November 3rd 2018 for a day filled with education, information and interaction. This years Conference (which is mainly aimed at car instructors, however ALL instructors are welcome to attend) will be held in the newly renovated upstairs function room of Surfers Paradise Life Saving Club.
We have organised some exceptional guest speakers for the day including:
Dr Bridie Scott-Parker: Consortium on adolescent road safety. To see more on Bridie and
her work, click here:
Doctoral Candidate Natalie Watson-Brown: Adolescent Risk Research Unit
Keys2Drive: The team have been conducting research and compiling a report outlining road safety interventions from all around the world. On the day, the team will be discussing the following:
1. Findings of the report
2. Ongoing improvements to the Keys2Drive
Scheme which will be implemented over the next year
3. Answering questions instructors have regarding Keys2Drive moving forwards.
Speakers also attending from:
1. Both State Regulators
2. Coast Council Road Safety
Run down of the day:
The day commencing with doors opening at 0930am, with first item 10am SHARP, featuring the guest speakers above and more. Also included will be morning and afternoon tea, and lunch overlooking beautiful ocean views (keep an eye out for some whales).
official part of the day, we will be hosting complimentary cocktails and canapés for all delegates.
For those of you staying the night, there will be an optional dinner which you may want to attend and socialise with others in your field. Dinner will be on a cost recovery basis.
Tickets ON SALE NOW! $66.00 pp (including GST)
Bookings / Dietary requests are ESSENTIAL!Contact Hayley email@example.com to reserve your place.
Wollongong Driving School Health Check Seminar
This has been a very successful and well received seminar which we have delivered across NSW and QLD. We would encourage local instructors to set some time aside to attend and give you some food for thought as to how you look at your business.
Details as followed:
Date: Wednesday 19th September
Time: 11am –
Location: The Builders Club
Address: 61 Church St, Wollongong, 2500
RSVP’s / Dietary requests are essential. Contact Hayley firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Service NSW Update
A number of ADTA delegates met with SNSW management last week to discuss issues surrounding the delivery of driver testing and all parties performance in that space. We were pleased to see that all centres across NSW (both Sydney and Country) have test wait times that are well within acceptable limits.
As discussed in previous newsletters, SNSW are closely monitoring the Ryde Service Centre and are taking positive action to ensure quality service during the infrastructure projects that are being carried out in the area.
The ADTA raised issues with SNSW
surrounding HVCBA documentation and we left with some key issues that SNSW are looking at now and we will be reporting back as soon as we have further input in this area.
SNSW expressed a concern regarding driving instructors who are being obnoxious and bordering on abusive to staff. The ADTA has commenced working on a project with SNSW to develop some firm guidelines that will need to be followed in the event of disputes or discussions surrounding driving tests.
SNSW staff are not required to endure this type of behaviour from driver trainers and will take firm action where required. The ADTA support SNSW in this stance, and also condemns poor behaviour when it is exhibited in motor registries. We hope to have our proper guidance procedure developed over the
next few weeks.
A number of recent Workshops have been held including the Gold Coast and Townsville. We received tremendous feedback from all attendees and will only be running a small number more of these seminars before moving to our next topic.
Above: Some members at our Townsville Driver Health Check Seminar
Big Day Out Wrap Up (NSW)
Last Friday we saw nearly 130 people attending Parramatta RSL Club to participate in a Professional Development Workshop that included a variety of guest speakers.
Rehab on Road
Beth Cheal from Rehab on Road gave an insightful and thorough overview of the processes and requirements for Heavy Vehicle instructors wanting to work in this space. We are really pleased to advise that a large group of instructors have already put forward expressions of interest in working in this field. If you feel this is an area that will interest you, you
can contact Beth direct on email@example.com for further info.
After morning tea, Mr John Gilbert provided instructors with some base understandings of the workings of the NHVR and the upcoming critical changes to Chain of Responsibility. As professional educators of Heavy Vehicle license applicants, the information will be able to be integrated into our clients training plans so as to see a more equipped driver being put on the road. Also armed with further info we can provide input to our clients that are transport companies for managers within those companies as to how they may be affected and where to see further info. For more on this, click here: www.nhvr.gov.au
We were pleased to see a contingent of 6 members of the RMS management team attend the day. Julie Morgan gave a very though insight into RMS’ current position and are working hard to see the program see positive change and move forwards.
Alex Cardenas in his presentation with Andrew Foxall echoed Julie’s comments concerning that fixes are done well and are fully thought out, tested and measured before they are put into place.
On Road Audits are happening and judging by some of the photos we saw, there have been some very disappointing results with regards to equipment as well as some sections of HVCBA not being conducted.
RMS have undertaken (this was further echoed by Andrew Foxall) that the
process will involve consultation and a lot of discussion with industry prior to delivery. To that end, RMS have advised that various localised consultancy sessions will happen and we strongly advise all members that they attend.
Due to growth and retirements we are recruiting qualified instructors for our Gold Coast team.
If service and professionalism is your passion then make the change to Rightway today. Our dedicated call centre and online diary management systems sets you up to maximise your income.
For a confidential discussion email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruiting all areas, however specific needs for Manual and Auto in the southern half of the coast and manual and auto north of Nerang.
South / East Brisbane – Countrywide recruiting instructors
Looking to maximise your income? Still taking bookings for yourself?
Join our Countrywide driving school team in Brisbane. Strong growth being experienced.
Yatala to Forest Lake to CBD and east to the bayside area. Immediate work available for Autos Manly to East Brisbane. Strong manual demand all areas.
Regular 2 week pay cycle, dedicated QLD based call centre.
This manual instructor car would be an ideal addition to someone wanting to add a manual to their business or starting out as a manual instructor. Fantastic learner car in an eye catching metallic red duco. Excellent condition, Full service history available – most recent service 3 months ago. 10 months rego remaining. Extremely reliable and popular with learners. Available to test drive. No longer required due to a change in profession.
Rego: CGX 11M (expires June 2019)
Dual controls: clutch and brake (no accelerator)
Gears: 6 speed
Engine: 2 Litre, 4 cylinder
Location: Penrith NSW
Contact Alison 0411413456
2016 Suzuki Swift Auto 5 Door Hatch
29000 km. 4 months Rego. Fitted with dual brake by Les’ Engineering in Hornsby—with necessary RMS certification. Located Grafton NSW. Driving school logos will be removed prior to sale.
Call 0407 060 161
O’Mally Driving School for Sale
Dubbo is a thriving and dynamic regional city and home to more than 51,000 people. The region services the Orana region with a catchment population of approximately 120,000 with a breadth and diversity of health, education, retail and professional services the envy or regional cities across Australia. A quality lifestyle, affordable housing, career opportunities and education options combine and make the Dubbo Regional Council area a popular place to live, work, invest and play. The region offers fantastic weather, well-connected transport, a clean environment, affordable housing and most importantly, time. Dubbo
regional council’s population is more than 50,000 residents, with a further 9,500 people expected to make the region home by 2036.
✔ Three driving schools. One school full time with one instructor. Other two schools part time.
✔ No keys2drive accredited instructor in Dubbo
✔ No aged assessor in Dubbo
✔ Ben O’Mally did both, Bben completing over 475 k2d lessons in 4 years.
✔ Catchment areas include Wellington, Narromine, Trangie, Warren, Gilgandra, Nyngan. In all towns, o’Mally driving school has the
following of residents due to servicing the towns over the past 6 years.
✔ Opportunity to expand in Parkes, NSW (population 15,000). No instructor in Parkes
✔ No NDIS registered instructor in Dubbo
✔ No qualified facilitator for Safer Driver course in Dubbo.
✔ Potential link with the provider of Safer Driver course to be set up with o’Mally driving school
Local providers that are linked with O’Mally driving school are:
✔ Joblink plus Dubbo and Wellington
✔ Sureway Dubbo and Wellington
✔ Life Without Barriers Dubbo
✔ Northcott Society Dubbo
✔ Breakthru Dubbo
✔ Dubbo Lourdes private hospital
✔ Uniting Church ‘120 Countdown’ program.
Expressions of interest:
✔ Well established and reputable driving school business for sale (with two automatic and one manual vehicle or one auto and one manual).
✔ Excellent business with
large existing clientele base and developed relationships with local service providers.
✔ Opportunities for expansion.
✔ Asking 75k with three vehicles
✔ Or 65k with two vehicles.
✔ Selling due to other business interests.
✔ All offers considered
Genuine enquiries sent to Ben O’Mally; email@example.com or 0434 544 063 for further details.
Car Instructor Qualifications (TLI41216)
Theory by correspondence, practical face to face (in a driving school car) Industry relevant course. User-friendly support materials and resources. Free online training videos on YouTube (Watto Training YouTube Channel)
Rod / Bar and Cable Dual Control Units. Engineering and Manufacturing. QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads approved LC2 Blue Plate Certification. A Grade Automotive Mechanic. Transferable Controls. Vehicle Accessories.