Snapshot

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

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Train and Tram Drivers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
7,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1500
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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

Job Titles

  • Train Driver
  • Tram Driver

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)

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