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7313 Train and Tram Drivers

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

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