TLIC3042 – Operate Coach/Bus

Nationally Recognised TrainingThis is a practical course designed for participants who transport people as part of their job, whether a bus driver, volunteer driving clients or a person transporting workers from the airport to resource sites.
Knowledge covered

Skills covered

  • Pre-start check of vehicle
  • Driving of the coach/bus
  • Braking and slow manoeuvring
  • Selecting appropriate gear, range, speed and braking
  • Identifying hazards and assessing risks

Training outcomes

At the completion of the course it is expected that all drivers will demonstrate;

  • An awareness of how risk taking and motivation can affect your safety on the road
  • How to identify potential hazards and how to avoid them
  • Improved vision whilst driving
  • An understanding of the risks associated with Alcohol, Drugs and Fatigue
  • The importance of correct tyre pressure and condition of tyres
  • The importance of seat belts and other safety devices in the vehicle
  • How to minimise distractions and loose objects in the vehicle
  • How to identify different braking systems and how to use them effectively
  • How speed can effect stopping distances
  • A responsible attitude to self, other roads users and the community
  • How to apply defensive driving techniques

Course duration

One day

Course requirements

In order to participate in this course you require at least MR or HR Licence. You will need to provide your own registered and roadworthy vehicle.

Training delivery

This training will be delivered face to face either on site or at a suitable venue arranged by DSI.

Course assessment

The course is assessed using a variety of methods including written and practical assessments.


Course costs vary according to State and venue. For detailed cost information, please contact DSI on (07) 5353 7177 or click on the Enquire button below.