Eligibility and how to apply

To be engaged as a COMCAR driver you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen*
  • hold a valid Australian unrestricted driver’s licence
  • undergo a national police check
  • hold or obtain a security clearance at the required level
  • pass a pre-employment medical and functional assessment
  • pass Low Risk Driver Training
*Note: Permanent residents do not qualify to apply.

National Police Check

Applicants invited to interview are required to obtain and provide a National Police Check. The National Police Check must be dated no more than one month prior to the interview date.

Security clearance

Successful applicants will be required to complete an online security clearance application and provide certified copies of personal documents directly to the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).  The checking required to grant a security clearance cannot begin until both the online application and the hardcopy documents have been received by AGSVA. 

The accreditation process consists of a number of stages including gathering an individual’s information, verification and approvals.

The security clearance process can take up to six weeks to complete.  Applicants cannot undertake duties with COMCAR until the clearance is granted.

Pre-employment medical assessment

Given the physical nature of the work, including the requirements to handle client luggage, applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and functional assessment, which will include lifting 23 kilograms.  Applicants must be assessed as Fit to Perform the Role to progress through the recruitment process.

There is no cost to applicants for the medical assessment.  However, the cost of specialist or other medical referral or evidence required by the assessing medical provider is the responsibility of the applicant.

Please note: Applicants will not be paid for the time attending the assessment.

Low Risk Driver Training

Applicants will undertake a Low Risk Driver Training course during the recruitment process, the cost of which is met by COMCAR.  The course is conducted by an external registered training organisation and covers knowledge of basic road rules, road awareness and general driving skills.

Applicants must achieve a rating of competent to progress through the recruitment process.

Please Note:   Applicants will not be paid for the time attending the Low Risk Driver Training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to meet all of the eligibility criteria and satisfactorily complete the required assessments in order to be selected to become a COMCAR driver?

Yes. 

Do I need specific qualifications and experience to become a COMCAR driver?

A valid Australian unrestricted driver’s licence is mandatory, with both manual and automatic licences accepted.

No prior experience or specific qualifications are necessary, although a sound knowledge of road rules is essential. COMCAR will provide driver training prior to engagement, which must be passed prior to being offered work.

I hold a P plate driver's licence can I still apply for a driver’s role?

No. An unrestricted driver’s licence is mandatory.

How to apply

COMCAR drivers are sourced and employed by PERSOLKELLY. For further information please contact them on 02 6129 6700.


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