20 Nov 2013 transport & logistics
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Earning a Certificate II in driving operations may qualify an individual for a job in the distribution or transportation fields. Applicants must meet or exceed certain competency requirements. Candidates will have to meet the state or territory licensing and regulatory requirements imposed within their jurisdiction.
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Accreditation requirements can vary for different categories and roles by state, territory, and even some municipalities.
For example, to become a taxi driver in the Metro Taxi Zone of Melbourne candidates need to pass specific units from Certificate II in Driving Operations. Even before enrolling in the course Melbourne candidates must obtain a Taxi Driver Passport.
Before applicants can drive a taxi they must:
Regardless of location, drivers may want to operate a taxi that is wheelchair accessible, in fact they may discover it an employment requirement. In any case it is a sound strategy to pass the unit called Provide Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services to People with Disabilities.
The commitment to provide Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs has increased in the past couple years. Some initiatives to ensure a greater amount of availability for reliable taxi services for wheelchair users include:
The Australian Transport Council has representatives from each state and territory. In 2010 the council endorsed the National Taxi Driver Training Framework for all of Australia. The purpose was to standardize competency across the entire country. Implementing a high standard of accreditation is intended to elevate the public’s confidence in taxicab driver’s skills. Licensing powers that be are more secure knowing that metro taxi and hired drivers meet standards in all states and territories.
A Certificate II in driving operations is part of a larger picture across Australia. It is important to consult a recognised professional training provider before you take the first step. This important certification can lead to an interesting and rewarding career.