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  • Instructor John

    Instructor John will be joining the fantastic LDS Team very soon. Watch this space!

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    Instructor Spud

    Driving Instructor

    Spud is easy going and passionate about helping nervous drivers overcome their fears to become safe and confident drivers.

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  • Instructor Chris

    Driving Instructor

    Instructor Chris will be joining the fantastic LDS Team very soon. Watch this space!

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    Instructor John

    Driving Instructor

    John is an experienced and former NSW Police Highway Patrol Officer, with a 30 year policing career.

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    Instructor Dee

    Owner / Driving Instructor

    Dee is a bubbly, happy-go-lucky instructor who makes every learner feel calm whilst developing confidence through a great learning environment.

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    Instructor Simone

    Driving Instructor

    Simone has a lifetime of experience working in customer service and training and mentoring young people.

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    Instructor Grant

    Driving Instructor

    Grant is an experienced driving instructor and former Field Training Officer / Defensive Driver of 17 years for the NSW Police.

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  • Instructor Tracy

    Tracy is a calm, encouraging and patient instructor who aspires to help others safely become solo drivers.

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    Instructor Chad

    Driving Instructor

    Chad brings extensive knowledge and experience to Learn Drive Survive. Chad is a patient, caring and easy-going instructor.

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    Instructor Roz

    Driving Instructor

    Roz is a very kind-hearted mother of three who loves to help others. Roz is patient, caring and supportive.

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    Instructor Prue

    Driving Instructor

    Prue is an experienced and former NSW Police Officer of 20 years. Prue is outgoing, caring and loves to help others.

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  • Instructor Glenn

    Instructor Glenn will be joining the fantastic LDS Team very soon. Watch this space!

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    Driving Instructor

    We will train and qualify you as a driving instructor and if suitable, we will offer you a place with the fantastic LDS Team!

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Instructor John

Instructor Spud

Driving Instructor

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 2 Safer Drivers Course Coach
Patient and Supportive
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers

Steven is happily married and a proud father of 3 beautiful girls aged 19, 17 and 11. Steven is known to everyone as “Spud”. Spud enjoys spending his spare time with his family. He loves riding motorbikes with his girls and his mates. Waterskiing and wakeboarding are other favourite pastimes for Spud and his family. He is also an avid car enthusiast who enjoys restoring vehicles and takes pride in his car. Spud has vast experience in driving many types of large machinery in such a diverse work environment. He has taught both his daughters and is very easy going making learning to drive a fun and relaxing experience. Helping people who find driving a nervous experience, is something Spud is passionate about and wants to ensure that any learner driver can overcome their fears to become safe and confident.
 

Spud is a fully qualified driving instructor and holds a current Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Road Transport (Car Instruction) under the auspice of RTO 70220. Spud instructs in his own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in a Manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If you wish to use your own vehicle, you must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have at least 30 hours of supervised driving.

Spud drives a white 2020 Hyundai i30 (auto)

 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driver Trainer
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Certificate IV in Safety in Underground Coal Mining
Patient and Supportive
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers
Calm and Professional

Instructor Chris

Driving Instructor

Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor

Instructor John

Driving Instructor

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Former NSW Highway Patrol Officer
Highway Patrol Education & High Speed Certified
Former NSW Police Field Training Officer
Professional, Calm & Supportive
 

John is a highly experienced driving instructor and former NSW Police Officer of 30 years. John has completed an Advanced Driving Course with the NSW Police and has extensive legislative knowledge regarding traffic law and the Australian Road Rules. John is able to share and provide a safe professional environment for you to learn in. On his days off, John enjoys riding motorcycles, boating and four wheel driving.

John instructs in his own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If using your own vehicle, students must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have 20-30 hours or more of supervised driving.

John instructs in a white 2020 Mazda 2 (auto) 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Former Highway Patrol Officer NSW Police
High Speed & Defensive Driver Training NSW Police
Knowledge & Driving Experience
Patient & Supportive
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Instructor Dee

Owner / Driving Instructor

Dee is the owner of Learn Drive Survive Driving School. Dee loves to network and talk with anyone. She makes every learner feel calm at the same time, develops confidence through a great learning environment. Dee is a proud married mother of two children. Dee has trained as a High School Music Teacher and worked in multiple industries including Retail Pharmacy, Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s), recruitment and resume writing. She is an easy-going instructor and varies training to suit any learning need. In addition, Dee is a fully qualified driving instructor and holds a current Certificate IV TAE. She trains and assesses new Driving Instructors through the Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Road Transport (Car Instruction) under the auspice of RTO 70220.

She is a Module 1 Facilitator and Module 2 Coach for the Safer Drivers Course and has been facilitating and coaching the Safer Drivers Course for five continuous years. Dee is also an Accredited “All Star” Keys2Drive Instructor for the Free Keys2Drive lesson.

Dee instructs in a white 2018 Hyundai Elantra (auto)

 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 1 Facilitator - TfNSW Safer Drivers Course
Module 2 Coach - TfNSW Safer Drivers Course
Patient and Supportive
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers
Instructor Simone Learn Drive Survive

Instructor Simone

Driving Instructor

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 2 Safer Drivers Course Coach
Patient and Supportive
Fantastic Customer Care

Simone is a happily married mother of 2 children 17 year old daughter and 13 year old son. Simone is a calm, encouraging and patient instructor who aspires to help others create safer drivers on our roads. Simone loves to spend time with her family, reading and all things calming. Simone has a lifetime of experience working in customer service and training and mentoring large numbers of young people. Simone chose to pursue a career as a professional driver trainer after training her own daughter to drive. Simone brings extensive knowledge and professionalism in a one on one training environment and is ready to assist others in achieving such an important goal in a calming and professional manner.

Prue instructs in her own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If using your own vehicle, students must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have 20-30 hours or more of supervised driving.

Simone drives a white 2018 Hyundai Elantra (auto)

 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driver Trainer
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Patient and Supportive
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers
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Instructor Grant

Driving Instructor

Grant is a highly experienced driving instructor and former Field Training Officer / Defensive Driver of 17 years for the NSW Police. Grant is pleasant and easy to learn from. He has extensive training experience and is always increasing his own professional development. Having seen too much road trauma as a police officer, Grant is extremely passionate about assisting learner drivers, supervisors and also experienced drivers to learn and keep up to date with techniques for safer driver practices. Grant is a fully qualified driving instructor and holds a current Certificate IV TAE. He trains and assesses new Driving Instructors through the Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Road Transport (Car Instruction) under the auspice of RTO 70220.

He is a Module 1 Facilitator and Module 2 Coach for the Safer Drivers Course, an Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor for the Free Keys2Drive lesson and RMS Accredited Older Driver Assessor. Grant instructs in his own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in your auto or manual vehicle. However, your vehicle must be registered, roadworthy and fully insured. If you wish to use your own vehicle, you must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have at least 30 hours of supervised driving.

Grant instructs in a white 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport (auto)

 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driver Trainer
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 1 Facilitator - TfNSW Safer Drivers Course
Module 2 Coach - TfNSW Safer Drivers Course
Trainer & Assessor for Driving Instructors
Qualified Older Aged Assessor

Instructor Tracy

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers
Patient and Supportive
Calm, Friendly & Relaxed
 

Tracy is a calm, encouraging and patient instructor who aspires to help others create safer drivers on our roads. Tracy is a mother of 3 and has been driving for over 30yrs. She is a calm and patient instructor and who has the passion to help others. Tracy provides a relaxed, friendly and fun teaching environment and is passionate about teaching her students to be safer of the roads teaching low risk driving techniques. Tracy is always encouraging, understanding and patient, even after teaching 2 of her own children to drive.

Tracy is a fully qualified driving instructor and holds a current Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Road Transport (Car Instruction) under the auspice of RTO 70220. Tracy instructs in her own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in a Manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If you wish to use your own vehicle, you must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have at least 30 hours of supervised driving.

Tracy drives a white 2020 Mitsubishi ASX 2020 (auto) learn drive survive

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Instructor Chad

Driving Instructor

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 2 Safer Drivers Course Coach
Patient and Supportive
Calm & Professional

Chad is a proud father of two children who enjoys surfing, mixed martial arts, staying fit and active in the gym and playing golf. Chad is proactive in teaching learner drivers (in a safe and friendly environment) during such an exciting chapter of their life to become a responsible road user. Chad has enjoyed a 20-year career as a qualified Boilermaker. Acquiring his HR license enabled Chad to operate a wide range of vehicles and gain valuable knowledge and awareness in being in control and understanding of the environment around you. Chad is experienced in training apprentices which has made him proficient when communicating and teaching in a way that is best suited to each individual to achieve their full potential. With two children of his own, 12-year-old son and 10 year old daughter, Chad knows how important it is to be patient and how to create an environment where they can thrive.

Chad instructs in his own Automatic Vehicle but can also instruct in Manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If using your own vehicle, students must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have 20-30 hours or more of supervised driving.

Chad instructs in a white 2020 Hyundai Elantra (auto)

 

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Patient & Supportive
Customer Service
Calm and Professional

Instructor Roz

Driving Instructor

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Accredited Keys2Drive Instructor
Module 2 Safer Drivers Course Coach
Patient and Supportive
Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers

Roz is a proud mother of three children, and three cocker-spaniel fur babies. Roz is a very kind-hearted person who loves to help people in times of need.  She enjoys spending time with family, walking her dogs and most of all travelling when she can find time in her busy life. Roz takes great pride in her appearance and also loves a good laugh. Having worked in Aged Care for the last two years, Roz is a very patient person and she is great for anxious and timid learners.

Roz instructs in her own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in your own registered, roadworthy and fully insured auto vehicle. If using your own vehicle, students must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have 20-30 hours or more of supervised driving.

Roz drives a beige 2019 Mazda CX-3 (auto)

 

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Nationally Accredited Driver Trainer

Great with Nervous or Anxious Drivers
Patient and Supportive
Customer Service
Friendly & Professional
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Instructor Prue

Driving Instructor

Prue became a Driving Instructor after a 20-year policing career. Looking for a new challenge, more work-life balance and knowing all too well the tragedy caused by road trauma, Prue wants to influence how young people will drive throughout their lives with a focus on road safety, confidence and competence.  Prue has a calm and professional demeanour with a passion for helping anxious learners and drivers overcome their fears without pressure, ultimately delivering a competent, safe driver.

Prue is happily married with two teenage boys and miniature schnauzer called Piper. Prue instructs in her own automatic vehicle but can also instruct in manual where the student has their own registered, roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. If using your own vehicle, students must complete at least one driving lesson with a Learn Drive Survive Driving Instructor and have 20-30 hours or more of supervised driving.

Prue drives a gunmetal grey 2020 Mitsubishi ASX (auto)

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Skills & Qualifications

Nationally Accredited Driving Instructor
Former Police Officer NSW Police
Patient, Caring and Supportive
Customer Service
Professional

Instructor Glenn

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