Alternative Title

Locomotive Driver

Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.
{occupationcode 731311}

Skill Level

4

Specialisations

  • Electric Train Driver
  • Fireperson (Railway)
  • Locomotive Observer
  • Rail Car Driver
  • Steam Train Driver

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

NZ Register 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

  • 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
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