Sub-major Group

73 Road and Rail Drivers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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
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