Staff

Craig Wheeler


My name is Craig and I've been a driver trainer for 9 years now.

I can honestly say that I love the job I do, as it is sometimes the most rewarding, and satisfying career I could have. 

I'm proud to have helped hundreds of learners on to their P’s. And get them on the road to true independence with the best training I can give to make sure they are as safe as can be.




Wayne O’Connor


 Qualifications:

 

  • Advance / Defensive driving Instructor.
  • Master Driver Trainer.
  • Instructor/ Assessor to people wanting to become Driving Instructors.

I have been in motorsport most of my life. Raced cars for over 20 years.

 I love driving and like to see good driving on our roads and that's why I endeavour to help my students to not just pass their test but to be safe and considerate drivers.




Mehzabeen Aziz


Hi, I’m Mehzabeen Aziz. I’m happily married to Faiyaz Aziz and have 2 daughters. 
I am a qualified driving instructor with a Cert. IV in Transport and Logistics teaching Automatic and hold a Blue Card Working With Children.  I currently work for Telstra, and Real Estate, previously involved in telecommunications, Community Law Centre, & Community Patrol (Police).
Having the ability to speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Fiji Indian language enables me to teach a range of students from several countries comfortably. I have many years of safe, clean driving experience. 

Apart from everyday busy life, I just love cooking and trying out different recipes, gardening and spending quality time with my beautiful family. I'm  also involved in volunteering community work and love sharing my knowledge, helping hand and leaving a positive impact on others.

I'm well known for being friendly, reliable, approachable, and a genuine desire to help others to find success and achieve their dreams. All age groups welcome.




Glen Armodie


Hi, my name is Glen,

 

Learning to drive can be a little daunting, but remember, we were learner drivers once.

To gain knowledge or to learn new skills, questions need to be asked. As your instructor, I consider no question to be a silly question.

Coming from a background in the Mining Industry (8 years) and Air & Road Freight Transport Logistics where safety is a priority, as your instructor, your safety is my priority.

You will be taught in a professional, patient and courteous manner to gain the skills to drive a car safely and with confidence.

 




Makayla Smith

Makayla Smith


Hello, my name is Makayla Smith,
I am a qualified driving instructor with a cert IV in transport and Logistics. In my late teens I was a
Horse-riding Instructor at my local Pony Club, passing on my own knowledge and experience.

This is when I realised I have a true passion for teaching and helping young people grow.
Now as a driving instructor I aim to teach not only safe driving and vehicle control but also instill
confidence in you so that you know you can handle any obstacle you may face on the road.




Rollo Moodie


Hi, I'm Rollo.

 

I teach both Automatic and Manual licences.

 

I have over 20 years of driving experience ranging from Medical Transport with the Defence Force to Interstate Multi Combination trucks and Coaches.

I love driving and have driven from Perth W.A to Brisbane and have also ridden my Motorcycle from Brisbane to Darwin return trip.

Holding the above class of licence's has given me a broad knowledge of different driving habits and how to drive safely in varied situations. I hope to pass along as much knowledge as I can to my students about being a safe and aware driver while obtaining their licence and beyond.

My main focus is to teach to the highest standard to be a safe and caring driver towards other drivers.




Paul Jansen


I’ve been involved with Motorsport most of my life.

For over 10 years I have been a Race instructor in V8 and Open Wheeled Race Cars and I have been facilitating Defensive and Advanced Driver Training Courses for 5 years. I also conduct 4x4 Training in addition to racing rally cars. I love passing on my knowledge of driving and strive to get the best out of everyone and make them the safest driver they can be!

i am very calm and  patient and enjoy working with very nervous drivers and aim to make them as comfortable as possible. 




Ejaz Ahmad


Hi, My name is Ejaz Ahmad and I am happily married with five children.

I currently work with RAC as a professional Driving Instructor. AUTOMATIC and MANUAL car.


I have been in the transport industry for over Thirty years, from driving trucks to Taxi’s and now as a driving instructor.
I can fluently speak English - Urdu - Hindi - Punjabi.
My hobbies include cricket, although I would love to play if I had the time and was younger!

I also enjoy reading the newspaper with a hot chai. I’m passionate to help others to learn the skills of driving and ultimately I want to help make Australian roads safer.  I have always been told that I have a calm and attentive manner when helping others. 




Dion Ferrari

Dion Ferrari


Hi, my name is Dion. I have over 6 years experience as a professional driver trainer in Brisbane and Perth.

I teach Defensive, 4WD and Gravel Driving and have trained St Johns Ambulance officers in operational driving. Before that I was a Police Officer in Western Australia and New South Wales for over 10 years. Having seen the devastation and carnage of vehicle crashes first hand I have a very strong passion for road safety and ensuring our learner drivers develop the very best driving skills. I have a Certificate IV in Road Transport and Logistics as well as Training and Assessment.

I am married and have four young children. In my spare time I like to travel, play the drums, watch sport and go fishing. I am very relaxed and easy going and ready to pass on my knowledge to learner drivers of all ages.




Joel Nicolosi


Hi my name is Joel and I am one of the professional driving instructors currently working within the company.

Driving is my passion, I've been on the road my whole working career, I love to help people and teach them the correct way to stay safe and to be aware as well as responsible on the road.

I have many years of experience working and driving on the road as I was a professional Silver Service driver for many years in a family business.I am here to pass on my knowledge to every student who wants to learn with the emphasis on safe driving on today’s modern busy roads.
I look forward to meeting and helping you on your path to success.




Darrell Smith


My name is Darrell Smith, I've always had a passion for driving and motorsports and have been been a
professional driving instructor for 8 years now, passing on my own knowledge from 45 years of experience behind the wheel.
I enjoy watching my students gain knowledge of safe driving practises to eventually pass their test and
gain that final independence.

Prior to this I ran my own engineering business for over 35 years after spending some time teaching at Ultimo Trade College.




Mandar Hinge


Hello, I am Mandarr Hinge, happily married for 16 years and have one son. I am accredited to teach Automatic cars. I have excellent safety driving record for more than 20 years without any incident. 

 

I have experience of teaching driving to students ranging from ages between 17 to 70 years. I feel age is not the limiting factor to learn driving when you have a strong desire. I have helped many overseas experienced drivers in getting their license here.

I believe in planning lessons to suit the requirements of each individual learner as students have different needs and different levels of experience.

I have often been complimented to be a calm and patient trainer.

 I am passionate about teaching and driving safely. I hope to pass on the knowledge to my students to make them safer and responsible drivers.

Along with English, I speak Hindi and Marathi. I look forward to meeting you in near future.  

 

 




Steve Bennett


Hi , my name is Steve.
As long term residents of Brisbane north side my family and I enjoy the great Queensland lifestyle of outdoors, beach and BBQ's.
As a driving instructor with RAC School of Motoring I have over 35 years of motoring experience along with a certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Car Driving Instruction)
I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge and I'm passionate about helping you to achieve your driving goals.



Noel Lawson


Hi, I’m Noel Lawson, married with 4 grown children and 2 Grandsons. I have been a professional driver trainer for 13 years and looking forward to the next 13, I have been driving 40 years, well maybe 48. As a driver trainer I am passing on my 40 years of experience to my young drivers, my main focus in driver training is SAFETY and proper control of your vehicle. Not only teaching you to pass a test, but rather teach you to drive safely correctly for life in many different situations.




Faiyaz Aziz


Hi I’m Faiyaz Aziz, I’m happily married for 21 years and got 2 daughters (18,12). 

 

I’m very passionate about the motor industry and just love cars and driving.

I am a qualified driving instructor with a Cert. IV in Transport and Logistics teaching Automatic and hold a Blue Card Working With Children. I currently work for BMW and previously worked for human rights commission. 

Having the ability to speak English, Hindi, Urdu and Fiji indian language enables me to teach a range of students from several countries comfortably. I have many years of driving experience back in Fiji, New Zealand and now in Australia. I also enjoy watching rugby and playing soccer. 

I love to see my students succeed and excel in a correct way and teaching them about driving safely, building their confidence to achieve their goals. Anything is possible, you can do it!

I’m very calm, patient, understanding different situations and definitely here to support and pass on my knowledge. All age groups welcome

 

 

 




Debbie McIvor

Debbie McIvor


Hi I’m Debbie,

I’m a qualified driving instructor who lives and works in the Redlands area.
I believe I am well equipped to help new drivers learn how to drive safely in all conditions and situations and to be competent and considerate drivers.

I love driving! My dad taught me to drive as soon as I was old enough. He instilled in me the habits of being a careful and conscientious driver as well as a law-abiding citizen. I quickly became a proud holder of not one, but three driver licences:  motorbike, car and heavy duty licence (with authorisation for public passenger services). This enabled me to be employed as a tour and school
bus driver, work which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I’ve always enjoyed working with people and have a calm, patient and friendly personality. Prior to becoming a Driving Instructor, I teach as a Teacher Aide and I have also coached junior club sport in the Redlands district.

I have two teenage daughters, one of whom I’ve taught to drive. She is now a confident and safe driver, so if I can teach my own daughter to drive, I can teach anyone!

If you would like to experience the freedom that comes with being a confident driver, I would love to
teach you!




Julie Dare

Julie Dare


KEYS 2 DRIVE ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR

Being a driving instructor is extremely rewarding as I can assist people, particularly young people, achieve a vital step towards  independence – passing their driving test and obtaining a driver’s licence.  I want to make sure my students are thoroughly prepared for the test – and that they are skilled and capable with the right attitudes as future road users.

I’m a very patient person who will use all my abilities to provide a learning environment where my students feel calm and relaxed to develop their driving skills and attitudes.




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