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Taxi Driver Training

To gain your Taxi Licence Driver Authority (DA) there are several basic requirements:

  • Held an Australian Drivers Licence for a minimum of one year or equivalent overseas Drivers Licence.
  • Obtain a basic Medical Certificate from you local GP (this can be bulk billed).
  • Pass a Criminal History check conducted by the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads (DTMR).

When you pass the above requirements you will then attend a 2 day course or 2 night covering basic driver safety and customer service expectations.There is a course starting every Monday.

All trainers are CERTIFICATE IV in Training and Assessment and have a wealth of taxi and transport industry experience which is taught to you as part of the taxi driver training course.

The course involves both theory and practical learning. The on road training also includes a comprehensive tour of the Gold Coast to familiarise you with the key locations and important sources of business for Gold Coast Cabs.

The whole taxi driver authorisation (DA) process can take as little as 2 weeks. Once you have the accreditation you can have it forever (provided Qld Department ofTransport & Main Roads (DTMR) renew your approval and you pay the Drivers Authority (DA) fees). You can also use the Taxi Licence Drivers Authority (DA) to drive in other states after converting it over to their relevant Taxi Licence.

First Class Taxis will issue you with a company specific information handbook and Bailment Agreement. This booklet will assist you to understand the practical operating procedures used at First Class Taxis. The booklet includes information regarding Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), Specific vehicle information, Driver responsibilities and Driver safety issues

First Class Taxis “On Road Driver Trainers” will provide you with further “on the job” training. You will go out on your first shift as a “Jockey” with an experienced driver trainer. They will show you how to practically apply what you have learnt in the classroom. We will not just put you in a taxi and leave it up to you to learn the industry the hard way. We want to teach you how to maximise you income whilst operating the vehicle and the dispatch equipment safely. First Class Taxis on the job training teaches you beyond the minimum standards and assists new drivers to be commercially successful from day one.

We offer a full compliment of support services to all new drivers coming to our depot.


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