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7331 Truck Drivers

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

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)