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AA Driving School

AA Driving School is New Zealand’s leading driver training organisation. Seeking motivated people interested in partnering with us to grow their own driving instructor franchise. Contact us now if you’re keen to run your own business and enjoy teaching others.

The opportunity

Are you motivated, commercially-minded and have the qualities to align with the most respected brand in NZ motoring? If the answer is yes and you also agree that it is all about the customer - then why not see if joining the AA Driving Instructor network is right for you?

The AA will ensure you have a base level of leads to build a solid foundation for your business. 

Being a driving instructor is an ideal business if you are invested in road safety, teaching people of all ages and skill levels and enjoy meeting new people. You run your own business and play a vital role in helping improve road safety for all road users in NZ.

As an AA Driving Instructor you have the freedom to run your own business around your other commitments - you choose the days and hours you want to work to service customers and clients’ needs.

Becoming a driving instructor is only the first step to running a successful franchise, you can also train to deliver driver training for fleets and businesses and to deliver the AA’s NZTA approved Defensive Driving Course.

There is strong, experienced and value-adding franchise support from the Head Office team always at hand and you will also be assigned a local Regional Coordinator to help you grow your business and offer advice.

Skills & training

To teach people how to drive on a public road for financial or commercial gain, you must have a current driving instructor endorsement on your driving licence. This is called an ‘I’ endorsement. We successfully train many new driving instructors every year. We are the market leader in driver instructor training. We provide full advisory support throughout your training and guide you in taking the first step in your new chosen career. The Driving Instructor Course incorporates the formal NZQA recognised qualifications and will prepare you for the challenges in passing the theory and practical exams and will also develop and improve your teaching, coaching and business skills. 

Once ‘I’ endorsed and running your own franchise, the AA Driving School offers a face-to-face induction program with in-vehicle mentoring. You will be supported through annual professional development and auditing with your Regional Coordinator.

Areas available

Nationwide opportunities.

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Franchisee comments

In March 2015 I started as an AA Driving Instructor under the successful reputation, branding and marketing of the AA. This business opportunity gives me a lifestyle that allows me to continue my passion for teaching and coaching people to achieve their goals in obtaining their drivers licences.

AA Driving School has provided information, guidance and support along the way and also other opportunities for me to conduct driving assessments, facilitate advanced driver training, defensive driving and 4WD courses for fleet and business customers.

I really enjoy this business opportunity and love the challenges each day brings. It has been great to see my students come back to me for lessons to prepare for their full licence or their siblings wanting to learn and also the recommendations to other students for lessons.

This franchise opportunity has created a great lifestyle, financial rewards, flexibility of hours and interaction and connections with students, families and business people in my community.
Benjamin Davis - AA Driving Instructor, Hamilton


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