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7312 Bus and Coach Drivers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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