Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.
Electric Train Driver
Rail Car Driver
Steam Train Driver
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7313 Train and Tram Drivers
drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.
stopping at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight
opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
observing signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
monitoring indicator gauges, changing controls and power supply poles and reporting operating irregularities
checking time and adherence to timetables
may advise passengers on destinations
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing is required.