1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006  
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    RAILWAY TRACK WORKERS lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.

    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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      821611 Railway Track Worker


    Alternative Title:
      Railway Fettler

    Lays and repairs tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and installs and repairs signals and other equipment.

    Skill Level: 4


      Track Inspector

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