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Careers – Becoming a Wheelchair Access Taxi (WAT) Driver

Interested in becoming a WAT Driver with Albury Taxis?

The services of Albury taxis are an integral part of the regions transport network. Our customers are our No. 1 focus and our driver’s high level of customer service supports ongoing ability to retain our day to day clients and our contract customer base.

 

Albury Taxis operates in accordance with Albury Taxis Network regulations and legislative requirements.

 

Why become a WAT Driver with Albury Taxis?

  • Day and Night shifts available;
  • Part-Time and Full-time work;
  • Continued Professional Development;
  • Great career opportunities; and
  • We promote Work Health and Safety, Anti-discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

 

All taxis are fitted with the latest technology including:

 

  • Fitted alarm systems for driver safety;
  • Security cameras;
  • Satellite navigation; and
  • Remote control booking acceptance.

 

To be eligible to apply for an WAT driver you must:

  • Currently hold a NSW Taxi Council Driver ID Card;
  • have lived in Albury/Wodonga for at least 6 months;
  • have held an unrestricted driver licence issued in any Australian state or territory, for a total of at least 12 months in the previous 2 years;
  • are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident, or hold a visa allowing you to work in Australia;
  • are at least 20 years old;
  • are medically fit to drive a Passenger Transport Vehicle. To apply download a copy of the Application for a Passenger Transport Licence Code and submit through Services NSW (NSW Drivers only);
  • Competent understanding of the English language;
  • Have no criminal or serious driving offences; and
  • Are a good fit for Albury Taxis.

 

To become a WATS driver with the Albury Taxis network the following training is compulsory:

  • Completed WATS Driver training with one of our qualified Assessors.
  • Observe with one of our WAT drivers – minimum 3 observations;
  • Dispatch Training (SmartMove) – 2 hours;
  • Local knowledge test – 1 hour; and
  • Safety Management System Assessment – 15 minutes.

 

Additional Information

Enrolment – $200.

For additional information please call us on 02 6040 1331 to make an appointment