Course Overview

Level 2 or 3, Credits 46-83

This qualification is for people who work, or plan to work, in the passenger service sector, driving school buses, urban or local passenger services, coach or long distance services.

The qualification offers strands in School Bus Driver, Urban Bus Driver, and Coach Driver. NZQA has detailed information available on the course requirements.

Unit Standards Included

Several compulsory unit standards are completed throughout this course, with elective unit standards available for the individual strands in School Bus Driver, Urban Bus Driver and Coach Driver.

More information is available on the NZQA website. More info (PDF)


This qualification does not permit the holder to drive a vehicle on New Zealand roads. To legally drive a passenger service vehicle the driver must hold a current driver licence appropriate to the vehicle driven and a P (Passenger) endorsement.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.