School Bus Drivers (Casual)

We are looking for experienced drivers for our School contracts in Cranbourne.. 
The successful candidates will be required to drive a 57 seat bus.
We are looking for people who are self starters with good personal skills.
You will be required to drive a morning and afternoon shift school run which will require you to have a HR Licence, working with children’s and drivers certificate.
Must be confident in the use of a manual transmission.

This position is for school terms and is approximately 20 hours per week.
$38,60 per hour, Uniforn supplied

 

If you have any questions feel free to call Ron on 5997 2211 during business hours

 

A career in the bus industry could be just the ticket

The bus industry in Victoria represents a wide range of career opportunities in buses and coaches throughout Victoria. It is a diverse and growing industry that offers a wide range of career choices as well as the chance to be actively involved in your local community.
With depots all around Victoria joining the bus industry as a driver allows you work close to home providing greater work/life balance.

 You will benefit from a career in the bus industry

A career in the bus industry has its rewards. It offers employees a fantastic work/life balance, great pay and conditions, and a rich and diverse workplace with an emphasis on local community involvement. Other benefits include:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Great work/life balance
  • Friendly working environment
  • Job security
  • Gaining transferable skills
  • Working within a growing industry
  • Playing your part in providing a sustainable way of travel
  • Getting involved with your local community
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Working with established businesses

 So… have you got what it takes to be a bus driver?

Most of Melbourne’s bus operators offer full time, part-time and casual positions allowing you to work around other commitments. What does it take to become a bus driver? We are looking for people with:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A good driving record
  • Eligibility to obtain a drivers certificate
  • Eligibility to pass working with children regulations
  • A Light/Medium/Heavy Rigid driving licence (some bus companies will provide training to suitable applicants at no cost)
  • Medical Checks
  • National police records check

No formal academic qualifications are required to become a driver however you may be asked to take a pre-employment test to determine suitability for the role. More information about how to gain a medium or heavy rigid licence please click here.

Holding a vehicle license does not automatically entitle you to drive passenger vehicles. To drive for a commercial bus or local bus service you must also hold driver accreditation from Consumer Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV)

You will normally only obtain driver accreditation if you have a good driving record, no criminal convictions (including sex, alcohol or drug offences), and no medical condition which may affect the skills needed to drive a bus.

Enquiries about driver accreditation should be made to the Consumer Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) on 1800 638 802 (Toll free). Ask to speak to a member of the driver accreditation team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have completed year 12?
No formal academic qualifications are required to become a bus driver however applicants may be asked to take a pre-employment test.

Is there a minimum age requirement?
There is no minimum age requirement to become a bus driver. However, you must hold a full non-probationary licence.

Can I still apply if I have driving convictions?
You can still apply to become a bus driver if you have a small number of demerit points however if you have a large number of demerit points it is recommended that you wait until some of these points have been removed before applying.

What type of jobs are available?
There are a number of difference types of bus driving jobs within the Victorian bus industry.
These include: school bus drivers, route service drivers and charter/tour bus drivers.

What are the shifts and hours?
Due to the vast number of driving opportunities available there are a number of different shift patterns within the industry. While some bus companies operate a fixed rotating roster, others have more flexible working hours depending on the position.

What type of license is required to drive a bus?
Holding a vehicle license does not automatically entitle you to drive passenger vehicles. To drive for a commercial bus or local bus service you must also hold driver accreditation from Consumer Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV).

You will normally only obtain driver accreditation if you have a good driving record, no criminal convictions (including sex, alcohol or drug offences), and no medical condition which may affect the skills needed to drive a bus.

Enquiries about driver accreditation should be made to the Consumer Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) on 1800 638 802 (Toll free). Ask to speak to a member of the driver accreditation team.

A medium rigid or heavy rigid driving license is required to drive a bus depending on the size of the vehicle. Most bus companies do require you to have this type of license when applying to become a bus driver but a few do offer full training. 

What’s the difference between a bus and a coach service?
A bus service is generally a regular metropolitan route or school bus service.
A coach service is normally delivered in a bus that provides higher levels of comfort for groups of people with specific needs eg tourists, corporate and long-distance travellers.

Reprinted from BusVic


CAREERS WITH WESTERNPORT ROADLINES

We offer opportunities to progress from city bus driving through to coach driving as well as many other positions.  Opportunities also exist for career progression into operational supervisory and management roles. 

We are open to listening to what your interests are and where possible, we will provide you with the opportunity to grow your career with us.

 

Westernport Roadlines are looking for people to join their expanding business – people who are committed to customer service.

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the communities we are proud to operate within. We embrace the differences of both our people and customers by seeking to utilise their wide range of skills and different perspectives to our mutual advantage. We see diversity as one of our strengths.

Inclusion is an integral part of who we are as a company and how we operate. We encourage feedback and participation from our people and customers to help create a truly people-focused organisation. 

Our inclusive culture is defined by our values of receptiveness, respect, integrity and consistency as well as energy, determination, sharing success, balance and recognition. We strive to create an environment where our people can be their “best self”, enjoy their work and are given opportunities to grow both personally and within their role.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

 

The health and safety of our people is at the heart of our business. We ensure every effort is made and every precaution taken to minimise risk and ensure our people are provided with comfortable, safe and healthy working conditionsPlease visit again soon.

Thanking you

Westernport Roadlines Management.