Driver Training and Information

Geelong Taxi Network offers full training for drivers and operators. All courses are aligned with those being offered in Melbourne, and in the case of the Wheelchair Accessible Taxi driver training is fully certified. Other courses are based upon the relevant certified courses and deliver exactly the same information and course materials. Drivers are encouraged to check the prerequisites for each course before registering. Full payment must be made in advance before the course start. Please note there are no EFTPOS facilities for payment of training fees.

Geelong Taxi Network Training Courses

New Driver Course

This course is for drivers new to the taxi industry, or those who have not driven a taxi within the last three years. It covers all aspects of driving a taxi in the Geelong Tax Network area, and upon successful completion of the course, the trainee is granted a Personal Identification Number (PIN) .

Prerequisites -   Current DAC
  Current Full Victorian Drivers License
Course Cost - $635.00 (includes a current Melwaysand 60day refresher))

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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) Training Course

(Certified Course TLIC4009A)

This course is for new or existing drivers who wish to attain certification to drive a wheelchair accessible taxi. It includes special instructions for dealing with disabled people, and the proper methods to safely secure a wheelchair within the WAT vehicle.

Prerequisites -   Current DAC
  Current GTN PIN
Course Cost - No Charge ($100 fully refund able charge upon enrolment)

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Returning Driver Course

This course is designed for those drivers who have driven taxis in the Geelong area within the last three years. It covers all changes to the taxi industry, electronic systems, and common locations.

Prerequisites -   Current DAC
Course Cost - $110.00

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Driver Affiliation Course

This two day comprehensive course is designed for current or former drivers from other places who now wish to drive in the Geelong area. It includes information on the Geography of Geelong, the culture of GTN, Customer Service, and a familiarisation tour of Geelong key places and taxi ranks.

Prerequisites -   Current DAC
Course Cost - $400.00

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Goldcare Driver Course

This course is designed for those drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience with the Geelong Taxi Network, and who wish to qualify to carry Goldcare customers. These customers include disabled and elderly clients, account clients, and others who have nominated themselves as requiring a mature, experienced driver for their purposes.

Prerequisites -   Current DAC
  GTN PIN, Current for two years
  Clean taxi driving record
Course Cost - $110.00

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Remedial Driver Course

The Remedial driver course must be attended by those drivers who have been notified of suspension from the Geelong Taxi network for one or more breaches of their contractual obligation as laid out in Section 4 – Enforcement of the GTN Handbook. Driver PIN will not be re-authorised if the remedial course is not successfully completed.

Course Cost - $110.00

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Operator Training Course

The Course provides potential taxi-cab operators and license holders with the knowledge, skills and business planning to manage their day-to-day operations and regulatory requirements in an effective manner.

The Course consists of units of competence, which with the assessments, must be completed satisfactorily, in order to receive certification as an affiliate.

Course Cost - $900.00

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Operator Affiliation Course

Designed for those already accredited taxi operators who now wish to affiliate with Geelong Taxi Network. The course provides all the necessary information to get the most from your association with your new network.

Course Cost - $400.00

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WAT Driver Refresher Course

The WAT Refresher is for drivers already certified to drive a WAT but who have not done so for twelve months or more, Re-examines restraints, lifts and disabilities.

Prerequisites - "W" endorsed DAC
Course Cost - $110.00

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Update Training

Update Training
Held from time to time to inform GTN drivers about any changers or issues that may affect them. It also provides a venue for drivers to raise issues directly with GTN management. All GTN drivers must attend at least one Update session per year.

Course Cost - No Charge

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