Return to work / FAQs
This is the official notification received from the CPVV Wednesday 13 May, 2020.
We can now advise that CPVV’s position on resuming driving instructor led lessons is as follows:
The new Stay At Home Direction permits a person to leave home to ‘attend a lesson to operate a vehicle, or to practise for the purpose of obtaining a licence to operate a vehicle’. It also permits a person to leave home to attend work.
The following are some frequently asked questions:
Can driving instructors continue to work?
Under the Stay at Home Directions that took effect from 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 May 2020, there are no limits on attending driving lessons, but both students and instructors are advised to be mindful of their own safety and hygiene, and ensure they do not proceed with driving lessons if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, however mild.
Driving instructor authorisation
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) have paused issuing renewals for currently authorised driving instructors. This means some driving instructors will be authorised, but may not be in possession of an up-to-date Authority card or ID card to prove this. To check whether a driving instructor is currently authorised, please visit https://cpv.vic.gov.au/drivers/public-register and enter their DIA number.
Can I go to my driving lesson?
Under the new directions, you are able to practice driving as well as attend driving lessons. Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to travelling.
Both students and instructors are advised to be mindful of their own safety and hygiene, and ensure they do not proceed with driving lessons if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, however mild.
For more information about the Coronavirus and other frequently asked questions, please refer to this link on the CPVV website.