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Bus Driver Authority Course

The first step on your journey to becoming a Bus Driver or Coach Driver is to complete the NSW Bus Driver’s Authority Course.
This is mandatory for any person who wishes to drive a Bus or Coach with paying passengers.
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Course Details

  • Course name: NSW Bus Driver Authority Training
  • Course Cost: $249 (online transaction fees may apply)
  • Delivery Method: Online (self-paced)
  • Assessments: Knowledge Tests
  • Awarded by: Intertrain RTO 41299
  • Registration: RMS/Transport for NSW
By enrolling in Intertrain’s Bus Driver Authority course, applicant will have 24/7 online access to the following:
  • Course lessons (to be studied at the pace of the applicant)
  • Quizzes (to be completed at the pace of the applicant)
  • Email, phone and online chat support
  • Access to online application and medical forms
By completing our Online Bus Authority Course you will get:
  • Evidence of training certificate
  • Pre-populated application form
  • Pre-populated medical forms
  • Intertrain Application Checklist
  • Pre-printed application envelope
  • Monthly Industry news and information
  • Professional development opportunities

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IMPORTANT: There are two documents required to be qualified to drive a bus in NSW. The first document is a Heavy Vehicle Licence. The second document is a Driver Authority Card. The RMS is responsible for issuing these cards. Intertrain is not responsible for the approval or issuing of either of these documents. Intertrain is approved by the RMS to deliver Bus Authority Training Courses to NSW applicants.
This does not lead to a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment or Qualification.

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Requirements

In order to access the Bus Driver Authority Training course with Intertrain, the applicant must have an active internet connection. To successfully complete the course, applicants must:
  • Be able to read and write simple information in English
  • Have access to a computer, tablet or phone
  • Have access to a personal email account
  • Have access to the internet
  • Be able to take/upload photos on the device
  • Be able to navigate basic webpages
NOTE: This course is designed to be completed online. This means that the applicant is able to complete each lesson and quiz at their own pace. However, in order to obtain certification, the course must be successfully completed within 12 months of enrolment.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to become a Bus Driver in NSW, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Have held an unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence for at least 12 months in the last 2 years
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident of Australia
  • or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia
  • Pass a medical examination for a commercial driver

Additional documentation/requirements

There are several other crucial documents that the applicant must collect for the application such as:
Once the application is completed, an application checklist and application summary are sent to the applicant. Below is a revised edition of the checklist:
  • Signed Application Form
  • Medical Assessment Form
  • Two photographs (one certified by a JP)
  • A copy of NSW Driver Licence
  • Your certificate from Intertrain
  • Evidence of citizenship and visa status
  • Applicant Declaration signed
  • Driving history for the last 5 years (only if you have held a Driver Licence from another state or territory in that time)
  • A non-refundable application fee ($70) for consideration and processing of your application.
Once everything in this list has been included, applicants can then send the application, including all documentation, to Enrolment Services PO Box 3185 Parramatta NSW 2124.

Should you require further information or assistance regarding the process of applying for an NSW Bus Driver Authority, please contact our helpful support team on

1300 222 776

How it works

01.
Provide information
Create an account and complete the application forms
02.
Verify your email
Verify email for security issues and make sure it’s a real account
03.
Make a Payment
A course fee of $249* must be made to Intertrain by either credit or debit card
04.
Submit ID
Your ID will be verified by a NSW Bus Authority Trainer
05.
Revise the lessons
Each level covers a different topic relevant to the work of bus drivers
06.
Submit your quiz
There is a quiz at the end of each level to assess your knowledge
07.
Complete your forms
We will print and post you a copy of your forms to submit
08.
Certification
Your certificate will be posted the next business day
*online transaction fees may apply
What happens after

Once applicant training is successfully completed, Intertrain will issue an Evidence of Training Certificate within 1-2 business days.

Once the Evidence of Training Certificate is received, it must be included in the submission of the Bus Driver Authority application. The application to become a Bus Driver in NSW will then be reviewed for approval by the RMS.

All applicants thereafter have 24/7 access to ongoing training and support via www.intertrain.edu.au.

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steps to get your certification

Are you interested in becoming a Bus Driver?

Enrol in Intertrain’s Bus Driver Authority Course by clicking the link below