Peter M (Director, PVET Institute. Trainer & Assessor)

Early in his career, Peter worked in the fields of Electronic Engineering and computers. He has been production and sales manager in a number of Electronic and computer companies; some of his strengths are in the areas of staff training. In the late 1980’s Peter moved from engineering, working as an employer, to self-employment.

His keen desire to continue in the areas of training led him to start a Driving School, hence he established Peters Driving School and North Shore Driving School, to train novice drivers. Over the years, the driving school expanded and for the need of quality trainers for his school, he sought to expand the driving school to include training for driving instructors. At this point, the company that Peter owned was called North Shore Peters Driving School. Peter has also established PVET Institute with the intention of providing new driving instructors with the skills and knowledge to teach young people safe driving for life.

Sherif A (Trainer & Assessor)

Sherif has completed Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1984. He has successfully completed Induction Training in Occupational Health and Safety (now WHS) in 2003 and obtained Certificate IV in Business Management in 2005. Sherif currently holds the Certificate IV in Driving Instruction and is a qualified Driving Instructor and Senior Trainer for the Driving Instructor course.

Robert K (Trainer & Assessor)

Robert’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education (Secondary) from the University of Sydney. Robert is a very experienced secondary mathematics teacher. He is a member of the Teachers Federation and classified as an approved member of the Catholic Education Office by the NSW Department of Education. In addition, he is accredited as a proprietor/examiner by the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. He is highly valued by our organisation not only for his knowledge and skill as a trainer but also for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Zoe H (Trainer & Assessor)

Zoe has an extremely professional approach to training. Previously, Zoe has extensive experience in the Medical Science field. She has the latest qualification as an approved driving instructor as well as TAA and TAE Training and Assessment qualifications.

She is very passionate and confident with her teaching as she has had previous teaching experience. She continues to be actively involved with the Keys2drive program of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and further training to improve her license and her professional driving experiences.

Michael C (Trainer & Assessor)

Michael has been a professional driving instructor and trainer within the industry for 20 years and has extensive knowledge of the industry. He has worked with many established driver training businesses and is regarded as one of the most professional and knowledgeable trainers in the industry.

Cathie R (Trainer & Assessor)

Cathie was employed by the Roads and Maritime Services for 39 years, demonstrating excellence in the delivery of customer service to customers and colleagues. Excelling in areas of interpersonal skills, communication skills and time management, Cathie became a driving instructor so that she could use her vast experience and knowledge to teach safe driving to young people.

Steve T (Trainer & Assessor)

Steve spent the last 12 years training new police officers for highway patrol at the Goulburn Police Academy. He then became a driving instructor and established 6th Gear Motoring. His wealth of knowledge and experience in driver training shows in his professionalism and approach to driving instructor training.

Sam F (Trainer & Assessor)

Sam has vast experience in training and teaching safe driving to young people. He has owned and operated his own driving school on the Sunshine Coast and now operates in Sydney’s South.

Nick W (Trainer & Assessor)

Nick is an enthusiastic, professional & competent instructor who has had a diverse range of experiences in the engineering industry across Australia. Throughout this time, Nick has completed several qualifications including a mechanical trade, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment & Certificate IV in Transport & Logistics. Nick has been working with and mentoring year 11 & 12 students within the VET High School education system, focusing on trade preparation and is accustomed to how young people think and learn. The job satisfaction received from helping young people learn and develop invaluable life skills is the reason Nick decided to engage in driver education and training. Nick is passionate about road safety and as a motorcyclist, heavy vehicle and light vehicle operator he appreciates the need for all drivers to be knowledgeable, low risk drivers.

Lara M (Trainer & Assessor)

Lara has an extensive background in education and especially loves teaching and driving. She started her career as a secondary school teacher and then became a paramedic. She returned to education with ASNSW as a Paramedic Educator and then took on the role of Vocational Education Co-ordinator for their RTO. She has written training and assessment strategies and learning and assessment tools for varying qualifications within the VET sector, including Cert IV TLI41218 for PVET. She was also a National Training Manager for another RTO within the pathology industry, where she also trained and assessed adults completing the Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Sets within the Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment qualification. Wanting a career change, she started her own independent driving instruction business and now also trains future driving instructors for PVET.

DAMIAN H – (Trainer & Assessor)

Damian has a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and has taught for 17 years holding a number of coordinator positions. These involved coaching sports, teaching road safety and drug and alcohol education. He has also marked the Higher School Certificate for the past 5 years.

From 1990-1994 he was the Northern NSW Development Manager for the NSW Australian Football League. His duties included promotion, coaching, conducting school clinics and resource development.  Currently, he runs Coast Driver Training in Coffs Harbour. He is also a member of the Australian Driver Trainers Association (ADTA).