Buggy Training

Buggy Training Workshop

The Buggy Training Workshop is available to industry partners ONLY.

Participants in this training workshop will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely drive a non-rail vehicle in the Southern Cross Station precinct.

Participants will also gain an understanding of:

  • Non-Rail vehicle manual
  • Rail Safety Regulations 2006
  • Rail Safety Act 2006
  • Victorian OH&S Legislation
  • OHSAS 18001 OH&S Management.

Workshop methods will include theory, participation, practical and evaluation.

Workshop topics include:

OPERATIONAL AREA – Southern Cross Station

  • Facility (within the building structure)
  • Platforms
  • Basement / service tunnels
  • Coach transit area and specified paths leading to coach transit area and loading bays
  • Pathways put in place for special circumstances.

PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT- for patrons and station staff alike

  • Identification of relevant hazards, risks and controls
  • Adherence to and enforcement of, NRVPE Policy
  • Investigation of accidents with appropriate outcomes and improvements documented (Incident reporting).

SAFE OPERATIONS RULES – Non Rail Vehicles, Plant & Equipment (NRVPE)

  • Pre-operating NRVPE checks
  • Traversing ANY concourse or public area
  • Driving tunnels and ramps
  • No go zones
  • Traffic signal operations
  • Platform rules.

Workshop Costs

  • 6 or more participants $220 per person plus GST
  • 5 participants $264 per person plus GST
  • 3 – 4 participants $330 per person plus GST

Payment for the course must be made prior to the training.

Workshop Cost Includes:

  • Online copy of Non Rail Vehicles, Plant & Equipment (NRVPE) manual
  • Qualified Trainer
  • Certificate of attainment
  • Buggy driver ID card.

Click to view our cancellation policy. 

Please note: training is only available on Thursdays. For more information or to make a booking, please contact us on 03 9654 2600 or email info@travellersaid.org.au. Alternatively, please fill out the application form below.

Buggy Training Application

  • Please note: Booking must be made with 7 days’ notice and will be confirmed by Travellers Aid once payment is received.
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  • Travellers Aid refund/cancellation policy Cancellation Policy*

    Travellers Aid runs buggy training on an appointment based system. Late cancellations and no-shows are both inconvenient and cost for Travellers Aid.

    If you need to cancel your appointment, Travellers Aid requires at least 24 hours notice. A full refund will be provided with at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.

    If you wish to reschedule your appointment, Travellers Aid requires at least 24 hours notice. Where possible, we will try to reschedule the appointment to the next available timeslot.

    If less than 24 hours notice is given for a cancellation, or the participant is a no-show, there will be no refund. Consideration will be given for unavoidable circumstances.

    If you are running late, please give as much notice as possible. We will attempt to accommodate you however this may not always be possible.

    Organisations that repeatedly miss or reschedule appointments will regretfully be required to prepay all buggy training. In the event of a course requiring rescheduling due to instructor illness or unavailability, the cost of the course will be refunded in full, or alternatively rescheduled at a mutually acceptable date.




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