If you carry passengers for hire or reward you need a passenger ‘P’ endorsement on your licence. To become a bus driver you will need a ‘P’ endorsement as well as a Class 2 licence allowing you to drive vehicles up to 18,000kg.
Held a full class 1 licence for two years or more.
DL9 Medical from your GP (Approx $55) no more than 5 years old.
Be able to pass a 'fit and proper persons check'* Serious convictions may stop a person from holding a P.endorsement licence (contact NZTA if you have any concerns).
Completed your study guides, by reading and filling out all questions and answers. (see please note below for receiving your study guides).
* People from overseas will need to provide documented proof of traffic and criminal history (we can help you with this).
Bus Driver Training Course includes:
Class 2 Bus
Class 2 learner training
Logbooks – Unit standard 24089 Fatigue Management, Work Time and Driver logbook. (5 credits) Logbook study guide provided for unit standard 24089
Assessment of unit standard 17574: Operate a rigid vehicle to meet the requirements for a full Class 2 driver’s licence. (7 credits) Class 2 study guide provided for unit standard 17574 (No resit fees on unit standard theory assessments if not passed straight away).
Driving practice on a Class 2 bus.
Practical Drive Assessment on Bus provided by us.
Assistance filling in all necessary documentation to obtain Passenger Endorsement licence.
Once you have booked and paid, your study guides will be couriered to you. You must ensure that you have adequate time when booking your course to receive your study guides and complete them.