Driver education

Become a skilled driver with professional driving lessons and assessments from a qualified driving instructor

With AutoMotivate, there are no financial roadblocks on your path to driving independence.

We are proud to offer most our services completely free of charge*, as part of our commitment to building safer communities in the Far North.

So, whether you’re a fresh-faced learner or someone looking to get back behind the wheel, join us on this exciting journey towards obtaining your driver’s license. Our friendly team is ready to support you, answer your questions, and help you hit the road with a smile.

Don’t let your driving dreams idle any longer! Contact us today to enrol in our AutoMotivate programmes.

Together, we’ll make your driving aspirations a reality – all while having a wheel-y great time!

Note: AutoMotivate is not responsible for the sudden urge to plan epic road trips once you’ve obtained your licence. Fuel up and explore responsibly!

! Please note: All of our driver education at this time is conducted from our Kaitaia training facility. Need help getting there? – please let us know at your time of booking

Driver Licence courses

Preparing new drivers to pass their driving tests.

We offer a comprehensive programme to support you through all stages of your driver licencing journey. All of our services are free*.

Learner Licence

The world of road rules can be overwhelming. That’s why we break it down for you, helping you understand and navigate the ins and outs of traffic regulations. You’ll be cruising through the legalities in no time.

If your worried about the learner driver’s license test? Relax! We offer mock tests and exam preparation sessions to boost your confidence and ensure you’re fully prepared to ace the real thing. No more nail-biting or sweaty palms!

Our Learner Licence Courses are FREE, run for 3 days from 9:00am–12:00 noon. The third day is the theory test day and the team will make sure you are ready to go!

Restricted Licence

This is your chance to prove that you’re a confident and responsible driver, ready to hit the roads with your shiny new restricted license. Our team will take you through the theory side with a half day workshop – just so we know you know the road rules.

We have a fully qualified driving instructor who will take you out for an assessment, they may give you some homework to do in your own time. But when you are ready – we are here to support you through to achieving your Restricted Licence.

The Driving Assessment will take you through your skills – from navigating tricky intersections to demonstrating your mastery of lane changing and parallel parking, it’s time to show off those mad driving skills you’ve been honing. Just remember to stay calm, breathe, and trust in your abilities.

Our Restricted Licence Courses are FREE, run for 1 day 9:00am–12:00 noon. When you are ready, we will help you book the practical test at a time that suits you, including a vehicle if you need it.

Full Licence

At this part of your journey, you’re about to embark on the ultimate driving challenge—the Full practical test!

For this part, our team will support you by taking you on an assessment drive ensuring you’ve got what it takes to handle any road situation. But hey, no pressure! Just stay cool, keep those nerves in check, and remember all the skills you’ve learned along the way.

We have a team that will help you achieve your dream. First off, we will conduct a FREE assessment to ensure that you are ready. We will then help you book the practical test at a time that suits you, including a vehicle if you need it.

What to expect: During the actual test, you’ll hop into the driver’s seat with a seasoned examiner by your side. They’ll be like your co-pilot, observing your every move and ensuring you’ve got what it takes to handle any road situation. But hey, no pressure! Just stay cool, keep those nerves in check, and remember all the skills you’ve learned along the way.

You’ll be faced with a series of challenges – from demonstrating your ability to make safe and confident lane changes to nailing those tricky three-point turns. But we will make sure you are ready.

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Full Licence support

Driving lessons

Get ready to hit the road!

So, you’ve got your Learner’s Licence and you’re itching to conquer the roads? Well, buckle up and get ready for some epic FREE driving lessons that will transform you into a road-rocking superstar!

In your driving lessons, expect to be greeted by a friendly and patient instructor who’s seen it all. They’ll guide you through the ins and outs of driving, from the basics to the nitty-gritty details. They’ll help you build confidence behind the wheel and unleash your inner driving champ!

During your lesson, you’ll tackle a range of driving skills. From the nerve-wracking parallel parking (don’t worry, we’ve all been there!) to smoothly navigating roundabouts like a pro, you’ll conquer each challenge step by step. Plus, you’ll get a chance to practice on different road types, from busy city streets to peaceful country lanes.

And here’s the best part: your instructor isn’t just there to teach you how to drive. They’re your trusty companion, answering your burning questions, sharing tips and tricks, and making sure you have a blast while learning. So, get ready for an adventure on wheels and embrace the exhilaration of becoming a confident and skilled driver!

So, hop into the driver’s seat, adjust those mirrors, and get ready to embark on an epic journey of driving lessons. Before you know it, you’ll be cruising the roads with style, confidence, and a huge grin on your face. Let’s hit the road and make driving dreams come true!

Don’t have a car? No worries – you can use one of ours to do your lessons in and when your ready, you can also use it to sit your practical test for your Restricted or Full licence.

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Professional driving lessons

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

Level up your driving skills with the best defensive driving course in New Zealand!

Picture this: You behind the wheel, confidently navigating the roads like a pro, and staying one step ahead of potential hazards. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, get ready to make it a reality with the Defensive Driving Course!

In this course, you’ll go beyond the basics of driving and unlock the secrets of becoming a savvy and defensive driver. So, what’s in store for you? Buckle up and let’s ride!

First things first, expect to learn some ninja-level observation skills. You’ll master the art of scanning the road, spotting potential dangers, and anticipating the unpredictable. It’s like having superpowers, but for driving!

Next up, get ready for some tactical maneuvering. You’ll learn how to handle those tricky situations like a boss. From tight spaces to merging lanes, you’ll discover the tips and tricks to navigate with finesse and confidence.

And here’s the best part: defensive driving isn’t just about avoiding accidents – it’s about saving moolah too! Yep, you heard that right. By honing your defensive driving skills, you could score some sweet discounts on your car insurance. Cha-ching!

But hey, don’t worry if you’re not a driving expert yet. This course is designed for drivers of all levels, whether you’re a newbie or have been cruising the roads for a while. The friendly instructors will guide you through the course, sharing their wisdom and helping you become a true road warrior.

By the end of this course, you’ll be armed with knowledge and techniques to stay safe on the road. You’ll feel like a driving ninja, confidently handling any curveball that comes your way.

So, are you ready to take your driving skills to the next level? Get yourself enrolled our next available Defensive Driving course, and let’s hit the road with confidence, skill, and a whole lot of awesomeness!


Course cost: $245

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Driving assessments

Need an assessment to check your driving skills? We’ve got you covered.

  • Senior (80+ years) Drivers ^

To ensure that you are ready for the Senior Driver driving assessment.

  • Medical ^

To assess your driving ability post injury/incident, including vehicle modifications or use of hand controls.

  • Employment ^

Be assessed on your ability to drive safely after remedial training.

^ A fee may be required for this service. Please enquire to find out more.

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Basic Handling Skills (BHS)

Ready to kick-start your New Zealand motorcycle riding journey?

Our Basic Handling Skills (BHS) course is your first step towards two-wheeled greatness!

In this course, you’ll learn the essential skills and techniques needed to handle a motorbike like a pro.

So, what can you expect from the BHS course? Get ready for hands-on excitement as you dive into the world of motorcycle riding. You’ll learn the fundamentals of bike control, balance, and maneuvering in a safe and controlled environment.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you’ll tackle various exercises that will enhance your riding skills. From tight turns to controlled braking and slalom maneuvers, you’ll develop the confidence and finesse needed to navigate the open road.

But don’t worry if you’re a complete newbie! The BHS course is designed for riders of all experience levels. Whether you’re a fresh-faced beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this course will meet you where you’re at and help you progress at your own pace.

By the end of the BHS course, you’ll have a solid foundation of motorcycle handling skills. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to ride with confidence, whether you’re cruising through city streets or embarking on epic road trips across the stunning landscapes of New Zealand.

So, gear up, rev that engine, and get ready to embrace the exhilaration of motorcycle riding. The BHS course is your ticket to a world of freedom, adventure, and endless smiles on the open road. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to master the art of motorcycle handling!

Course cost: $90

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* Basic Handling Skills, Defensive Driving, medical, senior and employment driving assessments are not included in our free services.