Taxi driver (PPV Ancillary Certificate)
Our taxi driver qualification entitles you to apply for an ancillary certificate to drive a taxi-cab in Tasmania.
To apply for an ancillary certificate to drive a taxi, you need to:
- Successfully complete an English language literacy assessment provided by Driver Safety Services
- Enrol in a Taxi-driver training course provided by Driver Safety Services. (more Information)
- Complete an application for an ancillary certificate to drive a taxicab - form available online or from a Service Tasmania outlet.
- Obtain a national police report on traffic and criminal convictions - form available online or from a Tasmania Police office.
- Obtain a 'Certificate of Competence' from Driver Safety Services, by successfully completing a training course.
- Submit these items to Service Tasmania. If your application is approved you will be issued with a ancillary certificate (Taxi)
- Contact us to enrol.
Persons successfully completing all assessments are issued a Statement of Attainment, verifying completion of the following units of competency incorporated in the National 'Transport and Logistics (Road Transport)' training package:
- TLIL6009A 'Complete Induction to the Transport Industry'
- TLII1909A 'Provide Taxicab customer service to industry'
- TLIQ1609A 'Carry out financial transactions and maintain records'
- TLIH407B 'Identify major roads, services and attractions'
- TLIF7209A 'Comply with safety and security procedures'
- TLIB9009A 'Use communications systems in taxi cab'
- TLIC907C 'Driver Taxi-Cab'
- TLIC4009A 'Provide wheelchair accessible taxi service for passengers with disabilities
To attain a ancillary certificate to driver a taxi, you must:
be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia
- successfully complete an Englis language literacy assessment
- be 20 years of age or older
(applicants under 21 must have held an Australian drivers licence for two of the previous 3 years)
(applicants 21 years of age or older must have held an Australian drivers licence for at least one of the previous three years)
- be of good character and have a satisfactory driving record
- be able to perform simple maths
- be medically fit
- be able to read a street atlas, and have knowledge of your geographical area.
When and where
We conduct courses regularly in Hobart, Launceston and on the North West Coast.
The classroom part of the course takes three-and-a-half days. Practical training and assessment takes around two hours and occurs on a later day following the course, by arrangement.