Assisted Travel Support Officers (ATSOs) are employed through the Department of Education on a temporary basis during the school year. An ATSO will work with the school, parents, contractors and drivers to provide a high level of supervision for students when on transport.
ASTP facilitates mandatory training in Child Protection, Code of Conduct, Anaphylaxis, eEmergency care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Schools also provide individual training and briefings on the specific travel support needs of students on transport.
ATSOs must be 18 years of age, physically able, have good communication skills, be respectful and understanding of students with disability, and be able to work collaboratively with others.