Resources, Training, and Support

Everything you need to pass NZ practical driving tests or convert your overseas licence, at competitive prices. Our team of qualified driving instructors and interpreters offers road code workshops and lessons in dual- control vehicles. We are local, independent and equipped to help even the most cautious drivers pass their test. We can even provide a support person on the day of your driving test. PCDS is a community-owned social enterprise, so when you book with us you’re also helping local refugees and migrants learn to drive. For every paid driving lesson, we can give subsidised lessons to refugee-background learner drivers which help their whole family become better established in their new home.

Learner Licence

Road code workshops

Restricted Licence

Qualified driving instructors
Driving assessments
Mock test officers
Driver mentors
Vehicles

Full Licence

Driving assessments
Mock test officers
Driver mentors
Vehicles

Conversion

Overseas licence conversion

About Us

 

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini.

“My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success,

but success of a collective”

He whakatauki
Māori proverb

Everything you need to pass NZ practical driving tests or convert your overseas licence, at competitive prices. Our team of qualified driving instructors and interpreters offers road code workshops and lessons in dual- control vehicles.

We are local, independent and equipped  to help even the most cautious drivers pass their test. We can even provide a support person on the day of your driving test.

PCDS is a community-owned social enterprise, so when you book with us you’re also helping former refugees learn to drive. For every paid driving lesson, we can give subsidised lessons to refugee-background learner drivers which help their whole family become better established in their new home. 

By choosing to be licensed through PCDS, you enable us to make a positive impact in our community by offering this service at a subsidised rate to those who face barriers gaining their licences.

 

Meet the Team

Our driving instructors undergo extensive training and are key people who are passionate about developing and encouraging participants with necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they can become safe drivers in New Zealand.
Joey Villa-Ignacio

Joey Villa-Ignacio

Driving Instructor

As a former testing officer, Joey is a huge asset to our team especially for those who wish to sit mock test before their restricted or full license tests. Joey has trained around 20 volunteer driver mentors to support learner drivers.

Shaila Bhatt

Shaila Bhatt

Driving Instructor

Shaila is a qualified instructor with her own driving school who wants to support our community driving school at the same time. Shaila's experiences as a former migrant encouraged her to get educated in driving as a way to help the community and get involved in PCDS. As a former staff member at Migrant Action Trust, Shaila understands the need to address cultural and language barriers for some migrants who are learning how to drive.