Registered Training Organisation
The State Transit Authority is endorsed as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) by the NSW Vocational Education & Accreditation Board (VETAB) to deliver nationally recognised training and qualifications, as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The RTO focuses on the standards and the outcomes of training and improving performance at work. Continuous improvement is a priority at State Transit RTO in relation to the quality and consistency of training and ongoing development of our trainers.
The State Transit RTO currently has the following qualifications in scope:
Certificate III in Transport & Logistics (Road Transport)
Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Road Transport)
Certificate IV in Frontline Management
Units in Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
State Transit aims for excellence in training our Bus Drivers. As a Registered Training Organisation State Transit is able to provide accredited, job-based training and assessment ensuring that our drivers achieve competencies to the national industry standard.
Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport) is a critical element of our Driver Training Program where all new Bus Operators are required to undertake a two-year traineeship. State Transit also offers the qualification to existing Bus Operators via the Existing Worker Program.
In the past financial year over 450 new trainees and 117 existing workers are enrolled in the program and a total of 522 Bus Operators successfully completed the programs.
Driver Skills Maintenance Program
State Transit has implemented an industry-leading program to maintain the skills and knowledge of bus operators. The one-day Driver Skills Maintenance Program targets existing bus operators not currently undertaking a traineeship and is the second key component of State Transit's Driver Training Program.
This program maintains driver's currency of skills and knowledge in the following aspects of their role:
- Road rules and defensive driving skills
- Hazards and risks
- Customer service and safety
- Radio Communication
- Driver health and wellbeing
A highly innovative approach is taken to improving driving skills, using state of the art computer based driver diagnosis and assessment system. The VIGIL Vanguard system monitors and visually records the driver's traffic decisions and positioning, acceleration, braking and cornering activity whilst driving. Drivers receive a comprehensive debriefing and analysis of their driving, and are supported with further training where required.