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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8319-11 Railways Assistant

Assists in the operation and maintenance of facilities at railway stations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • updates platform indicators showing train times and destinations
  • cleans station facilities and removes rubbish from platforms and bins
  • collects tickets at barriers or checks tickets of passengers as they enter platforms
  • travels in railway guard van
  • gives signals for train's departure from station platform
  • may shunt trains at country stations and operate signals
  • may sell tickets and advise passengers on timetables or other inquiries

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