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RAIL CAREER PATHWAYS

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Train Driver

Drives locomotives to convey passengers or goods between railway stations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Observes signals and truck conditions, and operates trains to prescribe speeds
  • Monitors indicator gauges, and reports operating irregularities
  • Checks time and adherence to timetable
  • Stops at station to pick up or set down passengers or freight
  • May supervise Train Driver's Assistant

Specialisations:
Electric Train Driver
Steam Train Driver

Train Driver's Assistant

Under the direction performs routine railway driving tasks, and receives instruction and training in locomotive driving.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Assists the train driver in the operation of trains
  • Observes signals and track conditions
  • Monitors indicator gauges, and reports operating irregularities
  • May drive locomotive during rolling stock shunting
  • May change points and hook bins and rolling stock together during shunting

Specialisations:
Fireperson
Locomotive Operator

Railway Track Repair Mobile Plant Operator

Operate machinery to maintain and repair railway tacks.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • Operates machinery to clean, spread and level gravel mix used in railway beds
  • Operates track aligning machinery
  • Operates machine to lay and repair tracks and railway bed
  • Monitors operation of equipment
  • Services and carries out minor repairs to machinery

Railway Station Manager

Organises and controls the operations of a railway station.

Skill Level:
The entry requirements for this occupation are an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Coordinates activities with the arrival, departure, loading and unloading of trains
  • Maintains business records and prepares operational statements and reports
  • Selects, trains and supervises railway staff
  • Deals with customer inquiries, provided advice to customers and handles complaints
  • Ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations

Train Controller

Overseas the safe movement of trains using a computerised train control signally systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Plots train movements and issues train schedules to drivers accordingly
  • Authorises the movements of trains
  • Monitors train movements and updates train schedules
  • Liaises with other train controllers, track gangs and railway stations
  • Arranges extra trains and crews as required
  • Issues customer service information, including delays, arrivals and departures
  • Advises drivers and train crew of maintenance on route
  • Completes train notices for train scheduling

Railway Signal Operator

Railway Switching and Signally Operator
Controls the movement of trains or assembles and disassembles trains within marshalling yards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirements for this occupation in and AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Determines locations of trains by observing lectric indicator boards
  • Regulates shunting movements at sidings or in marshalling yards
  • Receives advice of alterations to train movements
  • May control marshalling yards and supervise shunting operations
  • May operate railway turntables to change the direction of rolling stock
  • Reads and interprets movement orders and timetables to monitor train movements and the arrangement of rolling stock

Specialisations:
Railway Shunter
Railway Yard Assistant

Railways Assistant

Assists in the operation and maintenance of facilities at railway stations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Updates platform indicators showing train times and destinations
  • Cleans station facilities and removes rubbish from platforms and bins
  • Collects tickets at barriers or checks tickets of passengers as they enter platforms
  • Travels in railway guard van
  • Gives signals for train's departure from station platform
  • May shunt trains at county stations and operate signals
  • May sell tickets and advise passengers on timetables or other inquires

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