Learn to drive. Free.
We'll help get you on the road to a great career.
It’s simple – tradies need transport. And without a driver’s licence, travelling from site to site or carrying that ute-load of tools can be challenging.
CITB is changing that. Our Career Driven initiative provides doorways2construction students and first-year apprentices with free driving lessons. Not only will this initiative provide you with a key skill, but it will also make you more attractive to employers in the building and construction industry.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, you must be aged 16 years or older, with your learners permit and-
- currently registered as a doorways2construction student or;
- currently registered as a doorways2construction student with a letter of offer for employment as an apprentice/trainee or;
- have completed the doorways2construction program and have a letter of offer for employment as an apprentice/trainee or;
- be a first-year apprentice (including school-based) completing a CITB eligible qualification who commenced a Training Contract from 1 November 2021.
- have an approved CITB number (unless a previous D2C student
- be an approved CITB Aboriginal Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI) apprentice
What can I access?
|I'm a...||I have access to...|
|Current D2C student||up to 3 hours of VORT or CT&A lessons|
|Current D2C student with a letter of offer*||up to 10 hours of VORT or CT&A lessons|
(inclusive of the 3 lessons received prior to your letter of offer**)
|Past D2C student with a letter of offer*||up to 10 hours of VORT or CT&A lessons|
|First-year Apprentice (including school-based apprentices)||up to 10 hours of VORT or CT&A lessons|
* Letter of offer must be for employment as an apprentice/trainee completing a CITB eligible qualification.
** Current doorways2construction students who access the 3 free lessons can access another 7 free lessons (10 in total) if they gain a school-based or full-time apprenticeship in a CITB eligible qualification.
How can I apply?
Simply complete the online application form (below) and we will be in contact to confirm your eligibility. Once your eligibility is confirmed you can book your driving lessons.
Please only apply once as multiple applications will hold up the assessment process. If you have already applied and haven't yet received anything from CITB please contact us on 8172 9500.
How do I go about booking lessons?
There are 3 options....
Option 1: Contact a CITB Approved Driving Instructor
Contact one of our approved driving instructors to book your lessons.
Provide the instructor with your full name, CITB Number and confirmation letter from CITB when booking your lesson.
You will not need to pay anything for your lessons, Approved Driving Instructors will invoice CITB on the completion of your lessons.
See our list of CITB approved driving instructors.
Option 2: Contact the RAA
Contact the RAA on 08 8202 4444 to book your lessons.
Provide RAA with your full name, CITB Number and confirmation letter from CITB when booking a lesson.
You will not need to pay anything for your lessons, RAA will invoice CITB on the completion of your lessons.
For more information on RAA, please visit their website.
Option 3: Pay & Claim
If you would prefer to book your lessons with another provider (not listed on the CITB website) and pay upfront, you can claim reimbursement for your lessons from CITB.
To claim reimbursement, complete the online reimbursement claim and upload proof of payment.
The proof of payment must be a Tax Invoice or Receipt from a qualified driving instructor and include your full name, the date of the lesson(s) and the duration of the lesson(s).
Claims for current Doorways2Constrution students (3 hours of driving lessons) can be made for lessons conducted from 1 July 2022.
What is a letter of offer for employment?
Do I have to book all ten lessons?
Will there be an instructor available in my area?
Do I still need to pay for my final test?