TRAIN AND TRAM DRIVERS – UNIT GROUP 7313

General Description

TRAIN AND TRAM DRIVERS drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

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

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

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

  • 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.

 

Task Information

    • 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 in this group:

(1)731311 TRAIN DRIVER
Alternative Title: Locomotive Driver

Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations: Electric Train Driver、Fireperson (Railway)、Locomotive Observer、Rail Car Driver、Steam Train Driver

(2)731312 TRAM DRIVER
Drives a tram to transport passengers on urban light rail networks. Registration or licensing is required.

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