Safety Management Course for Bus Operators

The introduction of the Bus Safety Act (2009) initiated a new accreditation process for the operation of bus and coach services in 2010. Details of the requirements for this accreditation can be obtained from Transport Safety Victoria.

The Monash Institute of Transport Studies, in conjunction with Transport Safety Victoria and BusVic, has developed an education program to assist persons to meet the requirements of the Bus Safety Act (2009) and Bus Safety Regulations 2010 (Vic).

The Safety Management Course (SMC) for Bus Operators consists of two core subjects:

  • Subject 5101: Introduction to Bus Safety
  • Subject 5102: Safety Risk Management for Bus Operators

These subjects must be undertaken consecutively. Please refer to the Enrolment Form and Payment Procedures listed below for Key Semester Dates including enrolment and payment cut-off dates.

Study Mode

Study is by off-campus (distance education) mode undertaken at home or in the workplace at students’ convenience. Attendance at Monash University is not required. Custom-designed learning materials in the form of printed notes, exercises and activities as well as examination papers  specific to each subject are provided to students prior to commencement of the semester of enrolment.


Assessment for each subject is in the form of a ‘do at home’ question paper.  Submission of question answers is normally 12 weeks from commencement of the semester.

Course Handbook and Brochure

The SMC Course Handbook [PDF, 92KB] for the Safety Management Course for Bus Operators is available to download.

Enrolment Forms and Payment Procedures

  • Semester 1 2018 (closes Friday 2 February 2018)
  • Semester 2 2018 (closes Friday 1 June 2018)
Item Instruction


Please download the relevant form and complete and email, fax or send in the post after the credit card payment has been completed:

- 2018 Enrolment Form (PDF, 46KB) 

Please make your credit card payment(s) for Subject 5101 and 5102 via the following website:

Safety Management Course for Bus Operators - Subjects 5101 and 5102

In the Search Engine, search for 5101 and or 5102.


Please visit the above website to make your credit card payment for subjects you wish to enrol in.  If you wish to pay for two subjects and have a credit limit per day that does not allow the two payments at once, suggest that you make the two payments for the two subjects over two separate days.

*Note if you cannot complete the payment via the Shop.Monash University payment system with a debit/credit card or PayPal, payment can be made via an Official Bank Cheque or a Postal Note from Australia Post (payable to Monash University). NOTE: Personal or business cheques or cash cannot be accepted. If you choose this payment option, please send the official Bank Cheque or Postal Note from Australia Post together with the completed Enrolment Form to the contact address provided below by the closing date of the relevant semester.


On finalisation of your payment on-line, please complete the 2017 Enrolment Form and email, fax or mail to finalise your enrolment.  
Please send to Brenda O'Keefe:
E: Brenda O'Keefe
T:  03 9905 9627
F:  03 9905 9493
Postal Address:  Brenda O'Keefe, Department of Civil Engineering, 23 College Walk (Building 60), Clayton Campus,  Monash University  Victoria  3800

4. On receipt of Enrolment Form and advice of payment, a brief acknowledgement of enrolment letter, will be sent to you in the mail within five-ten (5-10) working days. This brief acknowledgement letter can be used as proof of enrolment for Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) Accreditation purposes.