How Do I Become A Bus Driver?
Bus driving is a strong career choice with a lot of potentials. With the right training and attitude, you can earn a steady income and enjoy considerable job security. At All Truck Driver Training, we can help you get on this career path by providing a solid foundation.
Our bus driver training course covers all of the requirements of the industry so you are well-equipped to drive such a vehicle safely. To be a driver in this field, one must hold an NSW bus driver’s authority.
Who Is Eligible For the License?
Every government has a set of requirements for bus driver candidates. You must be at least 21 years old to get a license and 20 years old to start bus driver training. The other requirements are listed below:
- Prospective drivers should hold an unrestricted/unconditional driver licence in NSW.
- They must also hold an unrestricted Australian driver licence in any Australian state for at least 12 months within the past two years.
- You may need to get a regular driver licence and some driving experience if you haven’t held a licence recently.
- All applicants must be citizens of Australia or New Zealand. They must either be a permanent resident or hold a Visa that allows them to work in Australia.
- Every applicant should also be medically fit and pass a physical fitness examination.
If you meet all of these requirements, you can get into a bus driver training class and get a valid licence. People with a history of drug or alcohol abuse will have a difficult time getting a licence because driving under the influence places everyone at risk.
What Should Drivers Know?
A bus driver must master a wide range of skills to work in the industry. Our training course helps you get a strong foundation in the field. Students learn skills like:
- Workplace Legislation and Procedures
- Fatigue Management
- Work Health and Safety Procedures
- Workplace Communication
- Breakdown or Emergency
- Dealing with Passengers
All these skills are essential and will come in handy on the job. Students must have a positive attitude and should commit to following everything they learn when they are behind the wheel.
Bus drivers should be able to communicate in English effectively during emergencies like accidents or sick passengers. They should also treat all passengers an equal, without showing any prejudice or bias in their behavior.
Drivers are also expected to have a professional approach to all aspects of the job. You must fit the standards established by the Bus Driver Authority Training. Successful students can drive a public passenger vehicle like route bus, minibus, coach, or shuttle services.
If you have any questions about attending bus driver training, all you need to do is get in touch with us at All Truck Driver Training. Just fill in this Contact Us form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give us a call on 02 9602 1177