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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      Train Driver
      Locomotive Driver

Drives locomotives to convey passengers or goods between railway stations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • observes signals and track conditions, and operates trains to prescribed speeds
  • monitors indicator gauges, and reports operating irregularities
  • checks time and adherence to timetable
  • stops at stations to pick up or set down passengers or freight
  • may supervise Train Driver's Assistant

Electric Train Driver
Steam Train Driver

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