Minor Group

731 Automobile, Bus and Rail Drivers

Automobile, Bus and Rail Drivers drive cars, buses, coaches, trains and trams to transport passengers and freight.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • stopping at designated locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight
  • collecting fares and giving change
  • controlling lighting, heating and ventilation to ensure passenger comfort
  • observing prescribed speeds, nearby traffic, travelling conditions and signals to ensure safe arrival of passengers and freight
  • ensuring passengers and freight arrive at destinations on time
Unit Group

7311 Automobile Drivers

Automobile Drivers drive motor cars to transport passengers to destinations.

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:

  • NZQF 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.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • using mobile computer systems and radio networks to log into waiting passenger information
  • picking up passengers at designated locations or when hailed
  • checking passenger destinations and determining most appropriate route
  • transporting passengers to desired destinations
  • assisting passengers with luggage
  • collecting fares and processing fare payments
  • may collect and deliver parcels

Occupations:

  • 731111 Chauffeur
  • 731112 Taxi Driver
  • 731199 Automobile Drivers nec

731111 Chauffeur

Drives a limousine, van or private car to transport passengers to destinations on a fee-for-service basis, usually on a long-term hiring arrangement. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Hire Car Driver
  • Limousine Driver

731112 Taxi Driver

Drives a taxi to transport passengers to destinations on a fee-for-service basis, usually on a short-term, metered fare hiring arrangement. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

731199 Automobile Drivers nec

This occupation group covers Automobile Drivers not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Occupations in this group include:

  • Oversize Load Pilot Escort
  • Rental Car Ferry Driver
Unit Group

7312 Bus and Coach Drivers

Bus and Coach Drivers drive buses and coaches to transport passengers over established and special routes.

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:

  • NZQF 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.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • stopping at set locations to pick up and set down passengers
  • opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • controlling lighting, heating and ventilation on buses
  • collecting fares and giving change and tickets, and monitoring electronic entry
  • advising passengers on destinations
  • maintaining conduct of passengers
  • may use public address systems to provide information and tour commentaries for passengers
  • may assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings
  • may maintain, service and clean coaches

Occupations:

  • 731211 Bus Driver
  • 731212 Charter and Tour Bus Driver
  • 731213 Passenger Coach Driver

731211 Bus Driver

Drives a bus to transport passengers short distances on scheduled intra-city services over established routes. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Minibus Driver
  • School Bus Driver

731212 Charter and Tour Bus Driver

Drives a coach to transport passengers on sightseeing, educational and other tours. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Coach Tour Driver

731213 Passenger Coach Driver

Drives a coach to transport passengers long distances on scheduled intercity services over established routes. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

7313 Train and Tram Drivers

Train and Tram Drivers drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Train Driver in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Tram Driver in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • stopping at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers and freight
  • opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • observing signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
  • monitoring indicator gauges, changing controls and power supply poles and reporting operating irregularities
  • checking time and adherence to timetables
  • may advise passengers on destinations

Occupations:

  • 731311 Train Driver
  • 731312 Tram Driver

731311 Train Driver

Alternative Title:

  • Locomotive Driver

Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Electric Train Driver
  • Fireperson (Railway)
  • Locomotive Observer
  • Rail Car Driver
  • Steam Train Driver

731312 Tram Driver

Drives a tram to transport passengers on urban light rail networks. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4