Safety Management Program for Bus Operators
Please register your interest in receiving information about the new flexible on-line delivery (planned opening for enrolments in September and commences in October 2018)
The introduction of the Bus Safety Act (2009) initiated a new accreditation process for the operation of bus and coach services in Victoria, commencing 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 Bus Associate of Victoria (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 Program (SMP) 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 and Payment Procedure listed below.
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. Access to custom-designed online learning materials in the form of notes, videos, exercises and activities as well as online examination papers specific to each subject are provided to students following completion of enrolment.
Assessment for each subject is in the form of three ‘do at home’ assignments, which are practical in their focus, relating to the application of what you learn in a ‘real’ bus business. Submission of each assignment is required on a staged basis as you progress through the subject.
Course Handbook and Brochure
The SMP Handbook [PDF, 92KB] for the Safety Management Program for Bus Operators is available to download.
- The SMP Brochure [PDF, 205KB] for the Safety Management Program for Bus Operators is available to download.
Enrolment and Payment Procedure
To meet the needs of course participants, commencing from 1 October 2018 the Safety Management Program will be available on a flexible ‘start when you are enrolled’ basis. There will be no semester dates. (Note that there will be no commencements during the university’s end of year break.)
As an indication, it is anticipated that part-time study should see completion of each unit in twelve weeks. Up to fourteen weeks will be allowed, and a further extension may be requested. Students may complete each unit in less than twelve weeks, subject to successful completion of the three required assignments.
Please make your credit card payment(s) for Subject 5101 and 5102 via the following website:
Safety Management Program for Bus Operators - Subjects 5101 and 5102 (the link will be provided during September 2018)
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.
|3.||On receipt of the subject payment(s), a confirmation and acceptance of enrolment email will sent to the course participant within five-ten (5-10) working days. This email can be used as proof of enrolment for Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) Accreditation purposes.|