Bus and Coach Operator Accreditation Scheme Online Training Course

Under the Passenger Transport Act (1990), operators of bus and coach services must be accredited by the Director General, Transport for NSW. One of the accreditation requirements is that applicants must be competent to carry on a bus service.

To meet the requirement of being competent to carry on a bus service, applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and competence to carry on a bus service (clause 9 of the Passenger Transport Regulation 2007).

The Bus and Coach Operator Accreditation Scheme Online Training Course is approved by Transport for NSW as meeting the accreditation requirement of competency to operate bus and coach services.

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.

Examination

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 12pm on the last Friday of every month (alternate dates apply if this date is a public holiday) at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), The University of Sydney at St James Campus, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000. Please click here for directions to ITLS. Candidates must be at ITLS at 11.30am.

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


Students undertaking final computer examination.

Fees (all GST exempt)

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

Cost Details
$700 Full course 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:

Cost Details
$350 Update/refresher fee

For those whose course registration has expired, i.e., who have been registered on the course for 12 months without successfully completing the final examination, there is a re-registration fee:

Cost Details
$350 Re-registration fee

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.

**Please note that any change to registration details may be subject to an administration fee of $50**

Further details

Please email business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au (preferred) or phone (02) 9114 1813.