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Bus operator accreditation scheme online training course

An online training course
Gain one of the essential requirements for Bus and Coach Operator accreditation with our Bus Operator Accreditation Scheme Online Training Course.

Please note: From 1 July 2019 the fees for this course (which have been the same since 2015) will be increased to keep pace with the rise in costs of course delivery. The full course fee will rise from $725 to $790, the discounted re-registration fee will rise from $370 to $390.

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.

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 2014, 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. The final examinations are held at least monthly throughout the year at the Camperdown/Darlington campus at the University of Sydney.

To pass, you need to successfully complete a computer-based examination. You will need to study the online course material carefully and complete all four practice quizzes and the practice exam before registering to sit the final exam.

If successful, a certificate will be posted within two working days of the exam. Examinations are held at least monthly throughout the year at the Camperdown/Darlington campus at the University of Sydney. Examination dates and times are provided in the online course materials. The exact location for each examination will be provided to students once they register for the examination through the online course.

  • For new entrants to the industry whose business is not yet accredited (course registration valid for 12 months): $725 
  • 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: $370
  • Transfer of registration: $90
  • Administration fee for course registration changes: $50

Registration and payment for this course can be made online.

Within 10 working days you will receive your Login Name (also known as a Unikey) and details on how to set your password via email which will allow you entry into the online training course.

Refunds are only permitted in very limited circumstances. Any refund will be prorated and subject to an administration fee.