The approved course is aligned with eight unit standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework. If you successfully complete a course, you can have the unit standards you’ve achieved count towards a national certificate as well as your driver licence endorsement.
The course length and cost are set by the course provider and are not part of your application fee.
In the course, you’ll be trained and assessed in the following unit standards:
You’ll also have a driving assessment completed on your own driving skills. This assessment, along with all the practical driving on the course, will be conducted in a vehicle with a manual transmission. Note: the I endorsement when granted will allow instruction to be given in vehicles with either manual or automatic transmissions.
You can view these unit standards at NZQA(external link).
You’ll be given a certificate when you successfully complete the course, which you’ll need to submit as part of your application.
Passing the endorsement course does not guarantee the approval of your application for an I endorsement. It is only one of the necessary steps.
You can’t start instructing because you’ve got the necessary certificates. You must successfully complete the application process and get the I endorsement added to your driver licence first.
Instructors are responsible for making sure people become safe and confident drivers. Your pupils have the right to expect high quality training and service.
The Transport Agency may audit you at any time to check you’re delivering a suitable service. You must also keep records of any driving instruction you’ve done for at least 12 months after the training has been completed.
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