Safety and Credentials

Safety and Credentials


South Coast Journeys is privately owned, family-run business and will be insured for up to $20,000,000 for Public Liability insurance. We have undertaken the Bus Operator’s Accreditation Scheme (Accreditation No. 42195) through the NSW Government’s Roads Maritime Service, so you can be assured that the bus you ride in is maintained to the highest standards and well presented.

South Coast Journeys Owner / Director and sometimes Tour Guide, Hamish Tucker, has the following training and licenses that ensure a high safety standard and excellent procedures in we do.

  • LR Class License and Authority to Drive Bus or Tourist Vehicle

South Coast Journeys has Risk Management Plan in place. These detail how we mitigate risk and respond to emergencies while driving and on tour. It has been updated to include a Covid-19 Safe Plan.

We carry a basic first aid kit in our vehicles.

Hamish has a NSW Government-issued authorisation to work with children. This is issued after an extensive background check.

  • B Science (Applied Geography – Physical) UNSW
  • Grad. Dip Ed. (Macquarie Uni)
  • TAE 10 Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Senior First Aid Certificate Equivalent (see below)
    • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
    • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
    • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • 22298VIC Course in Basic Oxygen Administration
  • Bronze Medallion (Royal Life Saving)
  • Snorkelling Instructor Qualifications through Scuba Schools International (SSI) and thus we are an SSI recognised and maintain their high Safety Standards.
    • SISOSNK201A Demonstrate snorkelling activities
    • SISOSNK302A Guide snorkelling
    • SISOSNK403A Instruct snorkelling skills