Taxi Drivers English Assessment Test

To be a taxi driver in NSW, you must pass an English assessment acceptable to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to make sure your level of English is not lower than the National Minimum English Standard.  This level has been set to ensure that taxi drivers have sufficient English to be able to carry out their service effectively and to communicate comfortably, in English, with the general public.


The assessment contains 4 parts - listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

The written format of listening, reading and writing will take around 45 minutes.  The individual speaking test is 10 minutes.  You will be informed of your speaking test time when you apply.


Until February 10, 2017: Western Sydney University The College, 158 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead NSW 2145

From February 13, 2017: Western Sydney University The College, Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

The College is located next to Sydney Olympic Park train station and it is 20 to 30 minutes' drive from the Sydney CBD. 


 $175.00 inclusive of GST. See payment instructions below. 


Westmead Test Dates

Thursday, January 19 2017

Wednesday, January 25 2017

Thursday, February 2 2017

Sydney Olympic Park Test Dates

Thursday, February 16 2017

Thursday, February 23 2017

Thursday, March 2 2017

Thursday, March 9 2017

Thursday, March 16 2017

Thursday, March 23 2017

Thursday, March 30 2017


9:30 am start (You must arrive before 9:15 am.  Late arrivals will not be admitted into the test room.)


1. Enrol in person at The College English Programs Office:

  • Before February 10, 2017: 158 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead NSW 2145
  • From February 13, 2017: Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127


2. Send an email to with the following documents:


Please pay your test fees via OneStop. No cash or cheques will be accepted.


If you would like to cancel your test or request to have your test date changed, you must contact us by calling 9685 9734 one week prior to your test date.
No refunds or transfers will be given without one week's notice.
If you wish to appeal after you have received your results, follow the directions in your letter.  You must appeal within 21 days.  The cost is $55 inclusive of GST.


You will be informed of the test result by mail. 

If you don't pass the test, you can do another test 4 weeks later.  If you fail the test a second time, you must wait 8 weeks before attempting the test again.


For more information, you can download a program flyer or contact us below:

If you have any questions, please call us on +61 2 9685 9734.