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