Train Driver – ANZSCO 731311

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

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

  • Locomotive Driver


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

Skills Assessment Authority


No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 7313 Train and Tram Drivers


drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.


  • 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

Skill Level

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

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