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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    TRAIN AND TRAM DRIVERS drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      731311 Train Driver
      731312 Tram Driver


    Alternative Title:
      Locomotive Driver

    Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4


      Electric Train Driver
      Fireperson (Railway)
      Locomotive Observer
      Rail Car Driver
      Steam Train Driver


    Drives a tram to transport passengers on urban light rail networks. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4

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