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Student of the year

Liz is proud to support every student achieve their goals. However, some students deserve extra recognition of their dedication and commitment to being safe on the roads.

These are our previous students of the year. We make the announcement at our Christmas party.

If you are a current or graduated student, you are most welcome to join the celebrations.


Our Story

Driver Training since 1997

Liz Lafferty : Master Driver Trainer.

Liz our senior instructor, has always loved driving, and has a passion for driver education.

After obtaining her Certificate 4 in Driving Instruction, and undergoing a comprehensive training course with Jeff McDougall from Sydney’s largest driving school – Trent Driving School (Upper North Shore) Sydney in 1997, she really delighted in teaching people the skills to become happier and safer when driving.

She enjoyed 2 years with Trent, then she decided to branch out on her own, with Liz’s Driving School in 1999. Enjoying the challenge of teaching drivers aged from 16 to 89 on the busy Sydney roadways.

Gold Coast local

Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2006, Liz has taken delight in teaching all types of students how to be a safe driver for life, in a fun learning environment, while enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Gold Coast.


Helensvale locals

The change of name from Liz’s Driving School in 2016, to reflect our pride in a local business providing quality service, Helensvale Driver Training is the premier driving school for the highest level of quality driving tuition in the Helensvale district and surrounds.

Helensvale Councillor William Owen-Jones had a drive with Liz to promote the Australian Government funded free Keys2drive lesson…..

Our support team

Liz’s husband John is our Admin and IT specialist, and their daughter Kate (7yo), is the best helper for car washing! We are a family business, who care for every student, and want to help all of our students become safe drivers for life.

Our Approach


Our approach at Helensvale Driver Training, is to produce smooth, safe, confident drivers, with the skills to be able handle any situation on the roads.

We have a Learn to Drive programme that is tailored to each students individual needs. Our curriculum is comprehensive, and guaranteed to set the student up for healthy driving practices – for life!

Too many people approach driver training with the primary aim of passing the driving test. The statistics on new drivers show, that passing the test is not a measure of how safe a new driver will be on the road by themselves.

Helensvale Driver Training will ensure you are safe to drive confidently, on your own.

With 26 years of quality driver training, we are here to help you every step of the learning process.

We are passionate about driver education. We strive to provide the best possible training, to ensure that you are confident behind the wheel.