NSW Bus Driver Authority training

NSW Bus Driver Authority training
What is it?

Holding a NSW Bus Driver Authority card demonstrates that you have the skills and aptitude to drive a bus in NSW.

  • The Authority card is issued by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) following the successful completion of a Bus Driver Authority training course
  • All NSW bus companies require drivers to hold a valid Bus Driver Authority card as a condition of employment
  • A Bus Driver Authority card is valid for three years, after which it must be renewed
  • In addition to the Bus Driver Authority card, bus drivers must hold the appropriate class of licence for the vehicles they will be required to drive
    > More RMS info here
  • Download Bus Driver authority information sheet here. (PDF)

What is required to undertake the training?

  • Be 20 years of age or over
  • Have held an unrestricted/unconditional NSW driver licence for at least 12 months in the two years preceding your application

Training cost

  • Bus Driver Authority training fee is $385
  • This training fee covers:
    – Your training manual
    – Use of a dedicated training room
    – Services of a professional trainer
    – Certificate of completion
    – Bus Driver Authority card application and medical form
Driver Authority card

What the training course involves

  • Approximately 3 to 4 hours
  • Introduction to the following key themes:

    – Workplace legislation and procedures
    – Driver welfare and safety
    – Driver fatigue
    – Managing breakdowns and emergencies
    – Dealing with passengers
    – Workplace communications
  • Assessment task:

– Mixture of true/false and multiple choice questions based on the key themes
– All questions must be answered correctly

Why train with TT&P?

    • Small group training (max 8 per group)
    • Modern training facilities
    • Accredited trainer with extensive bus industry experience
    • Flexible payment options
    • Regular training sessions
    • Flexibility to meet individual training needs
    • Bus industry contacts for career opportunities

At the end of the course