Did you know that as a registered teacher you need to undergo a bus driver accreditation check before you are legally able
to drive a school bus?
Teachers who wish to drive buses (a passenger vehicle of 12 seats or more including the driver) must obtain accreditation in
the same way as any other prospective bus driver, with road safety being the paramount consideration.
When assessing an application for bus driver accreditation, the
Victorian Taxi Directorate (VTD) considers an applicant’s criminal
record check from Victoria Police and their driving/traffic records from VicRoads.
There is a list of ‘disqualifying’ or prior offences, which depending on their seriousness can disqualify an
applicant from being accredited.
You can obtain a driver accreditation application form by contacting the VTD on (03) 9320 4300 or
downloading the form
from the VTD website.
More information about the
Driver Accreditation Scheme.