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 LABOURERS lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, transfer yards, quarries and mines.

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

Tasks Include:

  • placing sleepers across roadbeds, positioning and fastening rails on sleepers
  • cutting rails to length and grinding worn or rough rail ends
  • drilling bolt holes and bolting and welding rail sections
  • spreading and tamping ballast to provide firm foundation for sleepers
  • removing and replacing worn or damaged rails, sleepers and switches


This section contains the following subsection :
              9915-11 Railway Labourer

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