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Connect Coaches Bus Authority Course

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Welcome to Liam's, the Central Coast's premier Bus Authority Accreditation course provider.

With over 15 years of experience, Liam is the go-to expert for individuals seeking to obtain their accreditation in the region.

His commitment to excellence and passion for teaching shines through in every course he delivers.

Liam has tailored his courses to cater to individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Whether you are a seasoned bus driver looking to refresh your skills or a newcomer to the industry seeking to enter the world of professional bus operation,

Liam has designed his courses to meet your needs. He understands that obtaining your Bus Authority Accreditation is a crucial step in advancing your career or starting a new one.

At Liam's, our courses are designed to simplify complex concepts, ensuring that learners of all levels can easily understand and apply the knowledge gained in their professional endeavors.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers all key areas necessary to achieve accreditation, including bus safety regulations, route planning, passenger management, and emergency protocols.

Liam's teaching methodology ensures that you not only pass the accreditation exam but also gain the necessary skills and confidence to excel in your role as a bus operator.

His extensive experience in the bus and coach industry has equipped him with the knowledge and expertise to guide you on your journey towards becoming an accredited bus operator.

Join the countless individuals who have trusted Liam to help them achieve their goals.

Contact us today to inquire about our upcoming course dates and start your path towards professional success.

Liam is here to support you every step of the way! In addition to his accreditation courses, Liam has had a diverse career in the bus industry.

With 28 years of experience, he has worked with reputable companies such as Ryde Depot - State Transit, Delwood Coaches, Clipper Tours, Gosford City Coaches, Busways Ourimbah Depot, and Busways Kincumber Depot.

Liam's wealth of experience and skill has led him to become the Managing Director of Connect Coaches, where he is dedicated to providing exceptional transportation services to individuals of all walks of life.

Whether you are a commuter, a traveler, or in need of group transportation, Liam's expertise guarantees a safe and comfortable journey for everyone.

Liam has also held various roles within the industry. He spent 3 years as a Bus Safety Officer, implementing a bus safety program for schools in the Central Coast.

He has served as a Union Delegate at Busways Kincumber depot and Burwood depot State Transit. Liam has experience operating tourist services to popular destinations such as The Rocks/Darling Harbour, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley vineyards, and Canberra.

He has also done charter work, school runs, and route services. As a trainer at Kincumber depot Busways, Liam is passionate about sharing his knowledge and ensuring that future bus operators are equipped with the skills they need to succeed.

With Liam's expertise, industry experience, and dedication to excellence, you can trust that you are in good hands. Start your journey towards professional success today with Liam's Bus Authority Accreditation courses. Contact us now to learn more and take the first step towards achieving your goals.


Ensuring the safety and security of everyone is our utmost priority. Before you begin your course, it is highly recommended that you thoroughly complete your criminal record check.

This step is essential as the Road and Maritime Services (RMS) reserves the right to reject your application for bus accreditation if you have a negative history.

Final decisions regarding your application lie with the RMS; however, it is crucial for you to demonstrate that you are a responsible and suitable individual to work with school children and the public.

Your application may be declined if you have been involved in child related sex offences, exhibited violent behavior, received an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), maintained a poor driving record, or have been convicted of drink driving or drug-related offenses.

We understand that these criteria may seem strict, but they are in place to ensure the well-being and safety of everyone involved.

We encourage you to take the necessary steps to address any issues in your criminal record before commencing the course.

By doing so, you can enhance your chances of successfully obtaining bus accreditation. Remember, we are here to support and guide you throughout this process, so please reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions.

At www.connectcoaches.com.au, we value integrity and transparency, and we believe that a clean criminal record is essential in providing a secure environment for everyone involved. Together, let's work towards a safer and more responsible community.


Complete your medical form before starting the course.

If the doctor doesn't sign your health report, the RMS won't approve your bus authority application.

Click on the link to print the Medical Assessment form and take it to your doctor. When making a booking, let them know it's for a Bus Authority and that you'll need a double appointment.

Expect to pay approximately $120 for the medical at your doctor's office.

Please read the Bus Authority Manual before the course to save time and improve your chances of passing on your first attempt.

The assessment has 100 questions, and you need to answer all of them correctly to pass.

Course at 225 Wells Street in Springfield.

Bus Authority Course Frequently Asked Questions

To drive a public bus or coach in NSW, you need a bus driver authority from TfNSW. Eligibility requires being 20+ years old with a full Australian driver license for 12 months in the past 2 years, or 25+ years old with a current Australian license for at least 3 of the past 4 years or a recognized overseas license.

If you are concerned about your Drivers Licence I suggest Apply for your traffic record and license details at any Service NSW Service Centre or online. This comprehensive report will include your entire traffic record and driver license information. RMS may not grant your Bus Authority if your previous driving record is worrisome.

Get your Bus Driver Authority in just 10 days, if your application meets all requirements. However, if RMS handles your National Criminal History check, it may take longer.
  • National Police Check (NPC) (if available, scanned as a PDF).
    • Visit the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commissionand click on one of the authorised providers.
    • Ensure the check has been completed within 3 months of submitting your Bus Driver Authority application.
    • Note: Your criminal check must include all of your current names and also any and all previous names that you have been known by.
    • If the criminal check does not have a verification code it will need to be certified.
    • Attaching the criminal check to your Bus Driver Authority application will reduce the processing time.
    • If you are unable to arrange a National Police Check (NPC), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will send you a one-time link to apply for your (NPC) online. This will enable TfNSW to complete the National Police Check (NPC) on your behalf.
    • A certified copy of your Evidence of Training Certificate (if you have completed the Bus Authority Training course scanned as a PDF)
    • You have 6 months from the date you submit your application to complete training and provide the training certificate.

How to submit your application

  • Refer to this Help Guide while navigating the online form to ensure you have all relevant documents ready
  • Click on the link below to complete the online application form (attaching ALL supporting documentation and digital photo).
  • Answer pre-screening questions
  • Answer all questions that apply to you
  • Click on the ADD+ button to enter more information
  • Upload your supporting documentation (PDF) and photos (JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP/GIF)
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee by MasterCard or Visa only, payment is required at time of submitting your application.
  • If payment is made by EFT, your payment must be made within 5 working days from the date you submit your application.


Please click here to Submit your Application

If you want to drive a public passenger bus or coach that seats 13 or more people, you need to be aged 20 years or over

Mutual recognition of drivers

Do you hold a current interstate or New Zealand Bus Driver Authority?

You may be eligible to apply for a Bus Driver Authority under Mutual Recognition.

You will need to complete a Mutual Recognition Statutory Declaration and submit it with your Bus Driver Authority application.

Applicant requirements

To apply for mutual recognition of your interstate or New Zealand Bus Driver Authority in NSW, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Hold a current driver licence issued in Australia.
  • Hold a current bus driver authority issued in either Australia or New Zealand.

If you hold a New Zealand bus driver authority you will also need to provide a

  • Certificate of Particulars
  • Traffic Offence History
  • Letter from the Ministry of Justice

If your application for mutual recognition is approved you will not need to complete the Bus Driver Authority training course.

Both your Bus Driver Authority and mutual recognition application are only valid for six months from the date of lodgement.

For information about where to obtain a record of your driving history go to Frequently Asked Questions.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  • be 20 years of age
  • hold an Australian driver licence that is an unrestricted licence
  • have held your Australian driver licence for a total of at least 12 months in the 2 years immediately preceding the date of your application
  • pass a medical examination for a commercial driver
  • be of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person

If you want to drive a public passenger bus or coach that seats 13 or more people, you need to have passed a medical examination for a commercial driver

Connect Coaches suggests that you click on the link below and print the Medical form out and book an appointment with your Doctor to complete the medical prior to booking your Bus Authority Course


Bus Authority Medical Form


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