Resources, Training, and Support

Getting a driver licence is no longer a right, it is a privilege for those who have the resources and support to learn, practise and then pass their way through the licence system. By booking through PCDS, not only do you gain expert advice and support, but you will also support young people, new migrants, ethnic women and resettled communities (former refugees) gain their driver licence. 100% of our profits will be used to subsidise their learner driver training and licensing.

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

 

PCDS is a community owned and operated social enterprise with a goal to be Auckland’s Driving School of choice. We offer premium driving training services to customers across the Auckland region. PCDS offers courses that cater to all people in our community. We provide access to vehicles, mentor drivers who specialise in language support and subsidised training & testing. PCDS specialises in supporting young people, new migrants, ethnic women, resettled communities (former refugees) and those who find it the hardest to gain their drivers licence.

 
By choosing to be licensed through PCDS, you enable us to make a positive impact in our community through 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.