1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Railway Signal Operator
      Railway Switching and Signalling Operator

Controls the movement of trains or assembles and disassembles trains within marshalling yards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • determines locations of trains by observing electric indicator boards
  • regulates shunting movements at sidings or in marshalling yards
  • reads and interprets movement orders and timetables to monitor train movements and the arrangement of rolling stock
  • receives advice of alterations to train movements
  • may control marshalling yards and supervise shunting operations
  • may operate railway turntables to change the direction of rolling stock

Railway Shunter
Railway Yard Assistant

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