Minor Group

731 Automobile, Bus and Rail Drivers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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
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