BUS AND COACH DRIVERS – UNIT GROUP 7312

General Description

BUS AND COACH DRIVERS drive buses and coaches to transport passengers over established and special routes.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • 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.

 

Task Information

  • 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 in this group:

(1)731211 BUS DRIVER
Drives a bus to transport passengers short distances on scheduled intra-city services over established routes. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations: Minibus Driver、School Bus Driver

(2)731212 CHARTER AND TOUR BUS DRIVER
Drives a coach to transport passengers on sightseeing, educational and other tours. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisation: Coach Tour Driver

(3)731213 PASSENGER COACH DRIVER
Drives a coach to transport passengers long distances on scheduled intercity services over established routes. Registration or licensing is required.

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