Do you think driving buses would be fun?
Have you ever dreamed of being a bus driver?
Let TIDE Training train you to be a licensed bus driver!
Our bus training can be useful if you want a change of pace or a new career. Become a Bus Driver!
Experience an Innovative and Exciting Kind of Training!
The transport and logistics industry is one of the busiest and in-demand support businesses in Australia. Imagine commerce without transport and logistics. And if you’re a school administrator, community group leader, sports team manager, then you’ll find TIDE Training’s bus driver training invaluable.
Bus Licence Training
Bus training is separate to your heavy vehicle licence. This training focuses on the skills to control a bus like any other skilled bus driver. Please follow the links below for further details in your state.
What is a Bus?
A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a carrying capacity of between 30 – 70 passengers. The most common type of bus is the rigid bus, with larger loads carried by articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by minibuses; coaches are usually used for longer distance services.
Learn good driving techniques easily and safely. Understand and appreciate the beauty of a bus. Have a new love of learning as you discover how to obtain your bus licence. Here at TIDE Training, it doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or an experienced driver, everyone learns something.
How do I obtain a bus licence?
To obtain bus training and a bus licence, you must already hold a heavy vehicle licence. If you do not meet this requirement, speak to our office about obtaining the proper heavy vehicle licence.
Successful completion of our industry-based training and assessment guarantees you a national certification that you can use across Victoria, South Australia, New South Whales, Queensland in fact – Australia wide. You will be assessed against Australian licensing standards.
What will be in the assessment for the bus training?
The assessment will cover skills such as reversing, driving in a forward direction and knowledge test. You will need to demonstrate parking the bus at a kerb (also known as a kerb side stop). For the forward direction driving, such skills will be assessed. They are:
- Controlling speed.
- Changing of gears.
- Using and controlling signals.
- Brake control.
- Vehicle positioning on the road.
- Judgement of distance and speed of traffic.
- Observation of other road users and adjusting your driving according to their actions.
Your knowledge doesn’t limit you to one type of vehicle. You can learn to operate automatic and synchromesh and non-synchromesh transmissions. Just choose from a wide array of training formats: hourly 1-on-1 training, 4-hour blocked 1-on-1 training (half day), and whole day (8 hours) 1-on-1 training plus licence assessment and group training (10 hours, up to 3 people training and licence assessments). We also conduct test sessions only.
This training is accredited by:
✓ TIDE Training
✗ The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses... More
✗ VicRoads plans, develops and manages the arterial road network and delivers road safety initiatives and customer focused registration and licensing... More
Unit of competency
This training is not aligned with a unit of competency. Upon full payment of all fees and successful completion of the required training assessments, each participant will be issued a statement of attendance / participation.
What jobs or occupations will use a bus training?
The main occupations / jobs roles are:
- Bus driver.
- Interstate coach driver.
- School teacher.
- Disability support worker.
Enroll now for a bus training course at any of our sites:
- Goulburn Valley
And check out if you’re qualified for a government subsidy. Also, click the links on this website for more details or chat with us. You may also call us at 1300 843 387 or visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.