Lays and repairs tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and installs and repairs signals and other equipment.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8216 Railway Track Workers
lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.
spreading and tamping ballast to provide firm foundation for sleepers
cutting rails to length and grinding worn and rough rail ends
placing sleepers across roadbeds, and positioning and fastening rails on sleepers
drilling bolt holes, and bolting and welding rail sections
removing and replacing worn and damaged rails, sleepers and switches
cleaning and lubricating switches
examining track, lubricating wheel bearings on rolling stock and maintaining switch signal lamps
installing and repairing signals and other equipment
may assist with the righting of derailed rolling stock
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.