Sub-major Group

73 Road and Rail Drivers

Road and Rail Drivers drive cars, buses, coaches, trains, trams, vans and trucks to transport passengers and freight.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major 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
  • establishing destinations and determining most appropriate routes
  • ensuring passengers and freight arrive at destinations on time
  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • assisting with loading and unloading operations using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
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

Minor Group

732 Delivery Drivers

Delivery Drivers drive vans and cars to deliver goods.

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:

  • determining the destinations of goods and most appropriate delivery routes
  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • assisting with loading to ensure goods are arranged for ease of delivery and safely secured to avoid damage
  • verifying loading documents
  • arranging and performing unloading operations and obtaining certification of deliveries
  • reporting vehicle maintenance needs
  • may receive payments for deliveries and arrange accounts
Unit Group

7321 Delivery Drivers

Delivery Drivers drive vans and cars to deliver goods.

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:

  • determining the destinations of goods and most appropriate delivery routes
  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • assisting with loading to ensure goods are arranged for ease of delivery and safely secured to avoid damage
  • verifying loading documents
  • arranging and performing unloading operations and obtaining certification of deliveries
  • reporting vehicle maintenance needs
  • may receive payments for deliveries and arrange accounts

Occupation:

  • 732111 Delivery Driver

732111 Delivery Driver

Alternative Title:

  • Van Driver

Drives a van or car to deliver goods. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Fast Food Delivery Driver
  • Grocery Deliverer
  • Meals on Wheels Driver
  • Taxi Truck Driver
Minor Group

733 Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

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:

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries
Unit Group

7331 Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

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:

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

Occupations:

  • 733111 Truck Driver (General)
  • 733112 Aircraft Refueller
  • 733113 Furniture Removalist
  • 733114 Tanker Driver
  • 733115 Tow Truck Driver

733111 Truck Driver (General)

Drives a heavy truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Cement Mixer Driver
  • Compactor Driver (Rubbish Collection)
  • Grain Truck Driver
  • Kaitaraiwa Taraka (NZ)
  • Livestock Haulier
  • Logging Truck Driver
  • Road Train Driver
  • Tilt Tray Driver

733112 Aircraft Refueller

Drives a tanker truck filled with aviation fuel to waiting aircraft, attaches a fuel hose to aircraft fuel tank and fills it with fuel. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Ground Crewman Aircraft Support (Army)

733113 Furniture Removalist

Drives a removal van or truck to move household and office furniture and equipment between locations. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Office Mover

733114 Tanker Driver

Drives a tanker truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulk liquids. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Milk Tanker Driver
  • Petrol Tanker Driver
  • Water Tanker Driver

733115 Tow Truck Driver

Drives a tow truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport broken-down motor vehicles. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Mechanic Recovery (Army)