How to become a Car Driver

Car drivers transport passengers to their destinations.

Personal requirements of a Car Driver

  • High-level driving skills
  • Able to meet age restrictions
  • Able to work long or irregular hours
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Neat personal appearance

Education & Training for a Car Driver

You can work as a car driver without formal qualifications, but you will need to obtain a specific licence. To become a taxi driver, you will need to complete an approved training course. Depending on your state or territory, you may also need to pass a written examination. Contact the transport department in your state or territory for more information.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0.6%

NSW 37.6%

NT 1.2%

QLD 14.4%

SA 7.3%

TAS 0.8%

VIC 25.9%

WA 12.2%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 96%

Female 4.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 14.3%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 38.2%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 13.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 12.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 9.8%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 24.2%

Above 35 years: 75.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
To apply for accreditation, you must meet the requirements in your state or territory. This may include a National Police Certificate, a medical assessment and an English language competency test. To become eligible to drive a wheelchair accessible taxi, drivers may need to undertake further training in the use of special equipment and the particular needs of people in wheelchairs.
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