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.

TEST FORMAT

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.

TEST LOCATION

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 just
30 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD. 

TEST FEES

 $175.00 inclusive of GST

2016 TEST DATES

Thursday 8 December 

Thursday 15 December

2017 TEST DATES

Thursday 12 January

Thursday 19 January

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 2 February

TEST TIME

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

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Pay the test fees* online at  OneStop (Choose Taxi  Drivers English Assessment Test from the menu)
  2. Complete the Taxi Drivers English Assessment Test application form
  3. Apply in person at The College IELTS Administration Office, Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 with the following documents:
    >Completed application form
    >Payment receipt
    >Proof of identity (e.g. Driver's Licence, Passport)

* No cash or cheques will be accepted at the time of booking.

CANCELLATIONS & APPEALS

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.

RESULTS

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.

ENQUIRIES

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

Western Sydney University The College
Sydney Olympic Park Campus
Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Or call: +61 2 9685 9734