Bus and Coach Operator Accreditation Scheme Online Training Course

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is responsible for the regulation of passenger bus services in NSW (including long distance, tourist and charter services). Under the Passenger Transport Act 1990, all operators of public passenger bus services must be accredited, unless otherwise specified by RMS, to be able to provide services legally in NSW.

One of the requirements to become accredited is to complete the Bus Operator Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Online Training Course run by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. For the other requirements to become accredited please visit Roads and Maritime Services and read the BOAS introduction and the Bus Operator Accreditation Package.

The BOAS Online Training Course includes four modules:

  • Module 1. Accreditation
  • Module 2. Management Information System
  • Module 3. Vehicle Maintenance Management System
  • Module 4. Safety Management Systems

The BOAS Online Training Course is delivered through online learning materials including notes, case studies and online quizzes.

Information for Community Transport Operators

Under the Passenger Transport Act 2014 those Community Transport Operators who provide community transport services under contract to Transport for NSW will need to become accredited under the Act. The full set of requirements for becoming an accredited Community Transport Operator will be announced by Transport for NSW when the new Passenger Transport Regulation is published. However, one of the requirements for Community Transport Operators using buses will be to undertake the BOAS Online Training Course. We will be working with Transport for NSW to develop a program to assist Community Transport providers to become accredited operators. We will post more information on this website once the program is finalised. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the new accreditation requirements for Community Transport Operators, please contact Phillip Simpson of Transport for NSW at phillip.simpson@transport.nsw.gov.au.


To pass the BOAS Online Training Course, you must pass a computer-based examination. You will need to be enrolled in the course for at least 14 days before you are eligible to sit the examination. 

Examinations are held at various times throughout the year at The University of Sydney Business school building – Economics and Business building H69 the ground floor. Please click here for directions.

If successful, a certificate will be posted within two working days of the exam.

Students undertaking final computer examination.

2016 fees (all GST free)

For new entrants to the industry whose business is not yet accredited:

Cost Details
$725 Full course fee (course registration valid for 12 months)

There is a discounted fee for those who are already accredited and wish to do a refresher or those who are accredited and are required to advise Transport for NSW that they have maintained currency of knowledge of minimum standards. The discounted fee is also available for students who are currently enrolled in the course and wish to renew their enrolment for a further 12 months:

Cost Details
$370 Update/refresher or re-registration fee

Administration fee for course registration changes:

Cost Details
$55 Administration fee (including registration transfers)

Registration and payment

Registration and payment for this course can be made online. Within two working days of your registration you will be sent (via email) a username and password and details of how to access the BOAS Online Training Course.

Further details

Please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au (preferred) or phone (02) 9114 1837.