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Becoming a Taxi Driver

- Come into Cabways at 71 Murphy St Richmond to book into our next available course.

- To be eligible to enrol you will need to fill the application form and present a full Victorian Drivers Licence held for at least 6 months.

- Applicants will also have to successfully complete a Literacy and numeracy Assessment.

- Upon successful enrolment, the student will be given the required Knowledge of Melbourne Study materials.

- You then complete the required taxi Units of CERTIFICATE TWO IN DRIVING OPERATIONS.

- Upon successful completion of the course you then attend personally at the Taxi Services Commission and submit:

(a) A statement of Attainment stipulating the Certificate Two course has been completed.

(b) A Certificate attesting a successful pass on the Knowledge of Melbourne test

(c) A NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE that stipulates Taxi Services Commission accreditation as the required purpose

(d) Proof of Identity with two passport size photos

(e) A completed Taxi Services Commission Application ( this includes a Medical Assessment )

(f) An English Language Competency Certificate for persons of Culturally and linguistically diverse Background

(g) Evidence of entitlement to work in Australia for Non citizens / non permanent Residents
At this time you will also have a photo taken for your driver identification Card


The Taxi Services Commission will then process your application and after about 2 weeks the Taxi Services Commission will send you:

(a) A driver Accreditation Certificate (DAC)

(b) A driver identity card

(c) A driver smart card to enable access to the EFTPOS payment system in cabs


You can then return to us and we will arrange a set of shifts to suit you in one of our fleet of 135 cabs affiliated with both Silvertops and 13cabs