What is the Knowledge?
New taxi driver accreditation requirements are now in place. The Knowledge test isn't just for new taxi drivers - drivers who first gained accreditation after 1 July 2009 are required to pass the Knowledge before their current accreditation expires.
- Metropolitan drivers must pass two Knowledge modules: Driver Behaviour & Geographical Assessment.
- Urban drivers must pass one Knowledge module: Driver Behaviour.
Following significant pressure from the industry, including the VTA, the TSC has made a number of amendments:
- A handbook has been developed to help people prepare for the Knowledge test, available for download from the TSC website.
- Applicants will be able to attempt each Knowledge module two times in a three month period (an increase from two times in a 12 month period).
- From 8 February, drivers who have lost their accreditation can re-sit Knowledge modules three months after the date of their first attempt.
- Applicants will receive their percentage score on completion of each module.
How do I prepare for the Knowledge?
Regardless of your experience, training is recommended to prepare for sitting the Knowledge - speak to your network.
When do I need to pass the Knowledge?
In order to prepare to sit the Knowledge, new drivers should undertake training. Information about taxi driver training schools in metropolitan and urban areas is below.