Geelong taxi driver training courses

Want to become a taxi driver or operator or update your qualifications? Geelong Taxi Network Training provides the knowledge and skills to become a successful taxi driver in Geelong and beyond. Whether a complete novice, a relative newcomer or experienced cab driver with years behind the wheel, Geelong Taxi Network training will prepare you for success at our Geelong Taxi Driver Training School.

Course Information

  1. All course fees must be paid in full before commencement of the course.
  2. All courses commence at 9.00am unless otherwise advised.
  3. Latecomers may not be admitted to the course.
  4. Course dates and contents may change without notice.

Further information regarding our courses can be found on the link below. Please read through the Driver Training Information Sheet prior to attending your course.

Driver Training Information Sheet

 

Taxi Driving

Taxi Fundamentals
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Driver Accreditation Certificate (DC) and full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • Target Audience: People who have never before driven a Commercial Passenger Vehicle

This course is for drivers who have never before driven a taxi. It includes information on the taxi industry, use of equipment and forms, and safety while driving.

 

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Taxi Driver Induction
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Current DC and Victorian Driver's Licence
  • Target Audience: People wishing to drive a taxi affiliated with Geelong Taxi Network

This course is mandatory for those drivers wishing to receive a GTN PIN. The course includes expected Driver Behaviour, a review of regulations, GTN standards for customer service and Driver safety.

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Geelong Geography Course
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Driver Accreditation Certificate (DC) and full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • Target Audience: Geelong taxi drivers

This course is required for those drivers who have not driven a taxi in Geelong previously, or who have not driven here for more than 3 years. The course includes a new Melways street directory, as well as advice on using a sat-nav and major locations for taxis in Geelong. The course concludes with a tour of Geelong, highlighting common places for taxi pick-ups and drop-offs.

 

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Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Course
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Driver Accreditation Certificate (DC) and full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • Target Audience: Taxi drivers wishing to qualify as a wheelchair-accessible taxi driver in Geelong and other centres

This course is for those drivers wishing to drive a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV). It covers the theoretical and practical application of customer service principles for people with disabilities, the correct methods to safely and securely load a wheelchair, and the techniques to safely negotiate speed bumps, roundabouts (etc), in a large vehicle. It prepares the student for CPVV assessment.

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Driver Penalty Re-training Course
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Driver Accreditation Certificate (DC), full Victorian Driver's Licence and a GTN PIN
  • Target Audience: Taxi drivers who have received a multiple of 5 penalty points

This course is a compulsory course for drivers who have accrued a multiple of 5 penalty points, and is aimed at correcting the drivers misdemeanors in order to provide high levels customer service required by our drivers.

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Goldcare Drivers
  • Cost: $120 + gst
  • Duration: One day
  • Prerequisites: Driver Accreditation Certificate (DC), full Victorian Driver's Licence and a GTN PIN
  • Target Audience: Taxi drivers wishing to gain their certification as a WAT driver

The Goldcare Driver course is for those drivers wishing to participate in Geelong Taxi Network’s Goldcare program. Designed to show drivers how to look after the requirements of people with special needs, the Goldcare course covers disability types and the delivery of high level customer service to people with disabilities.

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Taxi Operating

Taxi Operator Induction Course
  • Cost: $480 + gst
  • Duration: Two days
  • Prerequisites: Current Operator's Certificate, Current Drivers Certificate (DC) and Full Victorian License
  • Target Audience: Taxi drivers wishing to operate their own taxi

This course is targeted at new owners who have substantial experience as a driver and wish to continue driving their own cab. This is a small business operation course tailored to the business of operating a taxi. It covers regulations and legislation for small enterprises, types of business structures, industry stakeholders, budgets and forecasts, cost control, risk assessments and minimisations and, much more. It provides a full set of necessary documentations for use in the taxi business, as well as management tools to monitor and control the business.

 

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Silvercomm Service

We operate a Silvercomm Service centre at our head office address in North Geelong. Silvercomm is a fully owned subsidiary of Silver Top Taxis in Melbourne, and is a primary service provider for Geelong Taxi Network. Silvercomm installs, maintains and repairs all the communications, cameras and EFTPOS equipment required in a taxi as well as radios and communications equipment outside the taxi industry.

Silvercomm Geelong operates from Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm, Saturdays 8am – 1pm and is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Silvercomm taxi services include:

  • New installations
  • Equipment changeover to new car
  • Fleet/depot changes
  • Cameras, meters, domes, decals, etc.
  • Trunked radio installation and service

Taxi driver and operator enquiries

Please complete the form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. For further information on taxi driver training courses please call 03 52 777 900.