Code of Practice

Keys2drive is an Australian Automobile Association (AAA) road-safety initiative, funded by the Australian Government and supported by Australia’s state and territory-based motoring clubs. Keys2drive aims to minimise the risk of harm for novice drivers and their passengers, particularly in the first six months of solo driving.

Keys2drive-accredited driving instructors must follow a Code of Practice, which states clearly the standard of conduct required by the AAA. Under the Code of Practice, Keys2drive-accredited driving instructors must exhibit a number of behaviours at all times; these include, but are not limited to:

  • Having a genuine commitment to road safety and a willingness to share their training and knowledge to help novice drivers become safer solo drivers
  • Behaving with the utmost integrity
  • Complying with all child safety standards, which includes holding a valid Working with Children Check or state/territory equivalent
  • Exceeding the minimum teaching standard expected of an instructor with a Certificate IV in Driving Instruction
  • Utilise a five-star ANCAP rated vehicle that is no more than seven years old. More information on ANCAP ratings can be found at
  • Being a proactive and responsible ambassador for Keys2drive
  • Learning through formal and informal education, including Keys2drive professional development activities
  • Modelling excellent driving behaviour to all clients
  • Following professional business and driver training industry practices
  • Using social media responsibly and professionally  

Learner drivers or supervising drivers may view a copy of the Code of Practice at

Learner drivers or supervising drivers who believe a Keys2drive-accredited driving instructor is not abiding by the Code of Practice are encouraged to contact Keys2drive administration on 1800 696 929 or at

To download a copy of the full code, click here.


Keys2drive is an Australian Government-funded program providing learner drivers and their parents/supervisors a free driving lesson with a Keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor