Bus Driver Authority

Our Bus Driver Authority Course is conducted by a Certificate IV qualified trainer/assessor. Our short course can be delivered at our Arndell Park office (individuals) or brought to your workplace for small groups (4-10 participants) 

Our Bus Driver Authority Course is conducted by a Certificate IV qualified trainer/assessor.

Jooles comes from a school teaching background and has many years of experience with customer service, dealing with students and public transport.  She is happy to deliver the course on a one-to-one basis at our Arndell Park office ($350) or in a small group workshop environment ($500 PLUS  $100 per participant) at your company premises.

At the successful completion of the course, including assessment, a Proficiency Certificate is issued that you will be able to submit with your application forms at Services NSW. This certificate is endorsed by Transport Roads & Maritime Services, Busnsw and Into Training Australia (RTO # 7022)

Obtaining a Bus Driver Authority

To obtain an Authority to drive buses, you must first establish that you meet the required criteria as set out in the revised Passenger Transport Regulation 2007.

This criterion requires an applicant to:

  • Be at least twenty (20) years of age; and
  • Hold an unrestricted/unconditional driver licence issued in NSW; and
  • Have held an unrestricted Australian driver licence for a total of at least twelve (12) months in the two (2) years immediately preceding the date of the application; and
  • Have passed an examination or assessment, at a level determined by the Director-General, in medical fitness; and

Satisfy that he or she:

  • May lawfully work in Australia; and
  • Have knowledge of the Act and Regulations relating to the operation of a bus; and
  • Is of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of the vehicle concerned (RMS will check to see whether an applicant has a criminal record); and
  • Has sufficient responsibility to drive the vehicle concerned in accordance with law and custom

You will have to pass a medical, be subject to a police check, have your driving history reviewed and demonstrate that you can communicate in English. If you have an issue with any of the above you should lodge your application with Transport for NSW before booking your BDA course and paying for your training materials.

Once you have decided you meet the required criteria you must successfully complete an approved Bus Driver Authority training course and if successful, you will receive a "Proficiency" certificate. This certificate can be lodged after TfNSW undertakes the checks and advises you of the outcome.

At ABC Driving School (Arndell Park) we are able to provide the training and assessment required to qualify for a "Completion of Training" certificate. This is a completed in a half day classroom based course. The fee is $350 (GST inc).

Group bookings - delivered at your workplace - are charged at $500 per session and $100 per participant.

When you decide to book with ABC Driving School you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit'of $100 which covers the cost of the training pack. Training packs can be collected from the office or mailed to you at an additional cost of $15 (post and handling)

For enquiries and course availability please call us on  9676 1113

After Completing the Bus Driver Authority Training Course 

Applicant lodges the following documents with Transport for NSW or Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)

  • * Driver Authority Application Form, (completed and signed);
  • * Medical Assessment Form (completed - following medical examination);
  • * photocopy of applicant's driving licence;
  • * two recent colour photographs (65mmx65mm);
  • * non-refundable cheque or money order payable to RMS;
  • * Proficiency Certificate supplied upon successful completion of the Bus Driver Authority training course
  • * Birth Certificate, Passport of Citizenship Certificate

Ministry of Transport processes the application and either:

a. Forwards the appropriate Driver Authority to the applicant; or
b. Advises the applicant that their application was unsuccessful.

 

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