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Language Skills Assessment for Taxi Drivers

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The Language Skills Assessment for Taxi Drivers (LSATD) has been introduced in the ACT to ensure that taxi driver recruits meet the minimum national English language skill standards required by the regulatory authorities. The test is conducted by Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).

Test Procedures

A written paper - 75 minutes. Candidates will be asked to:

  • listen to several short extracts and answer questions.
  • read several short texts about topics relevant to taxi drivers and answer a number of questions
  • write a short letter and/or report about a topic or topics related to the work of taxi drivers.

A structured interview 10-12 minutes to assess speaking skills. Candidates will be asked to:

  • discuss a number of general topics
  • talk about a topic provided by the assessor
  • discuss a given topic in more detail.

Allocate 3 hours in total because individual interviews are scheduled after the written paper. Candidate interviews will be recorded for formal assessment purposes.

Candidates who arrive late will not be permitted to take the test. No refunds will be issued to late arrivals.

Identification: you will need to bring proof of ID to the class. Please bring three forms of ID, including:

  • photo ID
  • ID showing your date of birth
  • ID showing that you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (eg passport, Medicare card)
Course Date Day Time Location CRN Cost
Language Skills Assessment for Taxi Drivers 21 July 2022 Thursday 8:30 - 11:30am Room H103, CIT Reid 10648 $270

How to apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Select Skills Training
  3. Complete the online application process and then go on to enrol
  4. - CIT Student Self Service instructions - Admission into a course (PDF 475KB)
    - CIT Student Self Service instructions - Enrolling in a subject (PDF 638KB)

Enrolment: To enrol yourself into the course online, you will need to enter the course reference number (CRN) listed above. Alternatively you can enrol at CIT Student Services on any campus.

Payment: Pay online or at any Australia Post Office or Access Canberra shopfront.