Taxi Driver/Chauffeur Kaitaraiwa Waka Pāhihi

Taxi drivers/chauffeurs drive vehicles to transport passengers from one place to another.

Taxi drivers need to obtain and display a current driver identification card issued by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Taxi drivers/chauffeurs may do some or all of the following:

  • drive a taxi, limousine or luxury vehicle
  • collect passengers and safely drive them to where they want to go
  • collect fares and give change
  • look after passengers' luggage
  • keep records of rides and fares
  • maintain their vehicle and keep it clean and tidy.

Physical Requirements

Taxi drivers/chauffeurs need to have good hearing, reflexes and eyesight (with or without corrective lenses), so that they can drive safely in busy areas.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for taxi drivers/chauffeurs includes:

  • customer service work
  • any work involving driving.

Personal Qualities

Taxi drivers/chauffeurs need to be:

  • punctual
  • able to communicate in English
  • honest, friendly and polite
  • responsible
  • alert and patient
  • reasonably good at maths to calculate change.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for taxi drivers/chauffeurs includes:

  • customer service work
  • any work involving driving.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a taxi driver/chauffeur. However, English and maths are useful.

Taxi Driver/Chauffeurs can earn around $19-$25 per hour per year.

Taxi drivers/chauffeurs may progress to buying their own vehicle and working as an owner-operator, or may start their own taxi business.

Taxi Driver/Chauffeur

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