About Shoalhaven Driver Training

One of our mates getting down and dirty at Cooma for the KOSCIUSZKO AUTOMOTIVE MONARO STAGES Rally. Proud to be able support our local sports people.

Ross James

Principal Trainer


With over 45 years driving experience in both Car, Heavy Vehicle, and Motorcycle it seemed time to pass on that experience in training people in Driver Safety.

As a parent and Grandparent Ross knows first hand the challenges and anxieties of letting your young family take control on the road.

Rosco has long interest in motorsport as a Competitor and Official, being a member and regular entrant in the Classic Rally Club of NSW and Historic Rally Club of NSW and ACT and is also an active member of Shoalhaven and Kiama District Auto Club.

He holds a current CAMS and AASA competition and Officials licence and is a graduate from PFIRDS, International Racing Drivers School.

Drawing on this knowledge he has graduated as a Certified RMS Driving Instructor and holds a Certificate 4 in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport Car Driving Instruction) and a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment.


Rosco is also a qualified Defensive Driving Instructor and  Caravan and Towing Trainer and can tailor any course up to Certificate Level to suit your or your enterprises needs.

Michael Balding


Driving Instructor

With extensive Transport experience in Heavy vehicles and as an avid Motorcyclist Michael has the ability to Instruct our Learners in a tone and with dialogue that they can understand.

Michael has a Certificate 4 in Transport Logistics (Driving Instruction) and is a RMS Licensed Instructor.






























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The passion of mixing transport with fun in a safe environment is the ultimate mission.
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































From this passion comes Shoalhaven Driver Training, a training institute with a difference that as well as providing tuition for learners and mature drivers, can offer Defensive, Towing and Advanced Driving Courses locally.
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































SDT also exclusively uses dual control Automatic vehicles to enhance the drivers safety and help making the experience memorable.
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































We are also happy to teach you in your own vehicle ( subject to assessment )

All our standard lessons follow a proved structured lesson plan. This lesson plan allows a steady and structured transition throughout the training.

At the end of each lesson the student can receive an emailed review of the lesson/s covered, progress report and review for their records and future practice.

We also tailor lessons for various other needs.

Aged assessment

Recovery lessons and review after trauma or post accident to help renew confidence and safe driving.

We specialise in assisting those who have lost their partner who did the majority of driving overcome and concerns and gain the confidence necessary to drive safely.

Defensive Driving

These local one day small group courses cover a wide range of situations drivers should  be prepared for.

These include but are not limited to vehicle checks, basic maintenance, checking and changing tyres safely, effective braking and steering under various conditions. Experience in driving with a deflating or flat tyre under controlled conditions.


FAQ’s to go here.