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Heavy Truck Driver

Drives heavy trucks, requiring specially endorsed classes of licensing to transport bulky goods and materials.

Skill Level:

The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Manoeuvres vehicles into position for loading or unloading
  • Assists with or carries out loading or unloading operations, using various lifting or tipping devices estimates weights to comply with load limitations, and ensues safe distribution of weight
  • Ensures good are stowed and securely covered, to prevent loss and damage
  • Verifies loading documents, checks condition of goods and obtains certification of deliveries
  • Checks destinations of goods, and determines most appropriate routes
  • Maintains logbooks detailing vehicle movements
  • Carries out minor maintenance to vehicles, and arranges major maintenance and repairs
  • May transport dangerous good, such as explosives or petroleum products

Specialisations:
Livestock Haulier
Road Train Driver
Tanker Driver

Truck Driver's Offsider

Loads and unloads tucks or containers.

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

Tasks Include:

  • Moves good to be transported to shipping areas
  • Packs goods into containers and loads them onto trucks
  • Sorts and stacks goods
  • Assists in tying down loads and covering them with a tarpaulins
  • Guides truck drivers into loading bays or through confined spaces
  • Sweeps and cleans truck trays
  • Uses hand trucks or other manually operated materials handling equipment to load and unload goods

Specialisations:
Furniture Removalist's Assistant

Bus Driver

Drives buses to transport passengers over established or special routes.

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

Tasks Include:

  • Stops at set locations to pick up or set down passengers
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • Controls lighting, heating and ventilation on buses
  • Collects fares and gives change and tickets, or ensures collection of fares by bus conductor
  • Advises passengers on destinations
  • Maintains conduct or passengers on school buses
  • May use public address systems and provide information or tour commentaries to passengers
  • May assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings
  • May maintain, service and clean coaches

Specialisations:
Chartered Bus Driver
School Bus Driver
Tour Coach Driver

Tram Driver

Drives Trams to Transport passengers on urban tramway systems.

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:

  • Changes controls and power supple poles, to enable trams to be driven in the opposite direction
  • Drives trams over established routes, from and to depots
  • Stops at set locations to allow passengers to board and alight
  • Observes nearby traffic, to ensure safe progress of tram
  • May open and close doors before and after passenger's boards or alight.
  • Advises passengers on destinations
  • May collect fares

Specialisations:
Chauffeur
Hire Car Driver

Automobile Drivers

Car Driver
Drives cars to transport passengers to destinations.

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:

  • Uses mobile computer systems and radio network to log into waiting passengers information
  • Picks up passengers at designate locations or when hailed
  • Checks passengers destinations and determines most appropriate routes
  • Transports passengers to desired destinations
  • Assists passengers with handling of luggage
  • Follows directions of radio control centres, and reports location and availability
  • Collects fares and processes fare payments or account vouches
  • May arrange vehicle repair, maintenance and cleaning
  • May collect and distribute parcels

Specialisations:
Chauffeur
Hire Car Driver
Taxi Driver

Delivery Drivers

Van Driver
Drives vans or cars to deliver goods or materials, or to act as messenger or courier.

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:

  • Manoeuvres vehicles into position for loading or unloading
  • Assists with loading, to ensure goods are stowed correctly
  • Verifies loading documents
  • Establishes destination of goods, and determines most appropriate routes
  • Arranges or performs unloading operations, and obtains certification for deliveries
  • Reports vehicle maintenance needs
  • May receive payments for deliveries, or arrange accounts

Specialisations:
Courier Driver
Fast Food Delivery Driver
Taxi Truck Driver

Fork Lift Drivers

Fork Lift drivers operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

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

Tasks Include:

  • Operating controls to align forklifts and raise or lower forks to stack and unstack articles in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • Inspects and controls equipment to identify wear and damage
  • Controls or adjusts the operation of equipment
  • May compile shift operation reports, recording levels of productivity and breakdowns
  • May operate specialized trucks to carry materials or containers beneath elevated frames
  • Monitors equipment operation visually, through gauges and instruments or through computerised monitoring equipment
  • Operates forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisle

Courier

Delivers goods, documents or messages.

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

Tasks Include:

  • Receives orders for deliveries from customers
  • Collects, sorts and delivers documents, parcels or other articles
  • Keeps records of items received and delivered
  • Collects charges for cash-on-delivery orders
  • Issues and collects receipts for pick-up and delivery

Specialisations:
Copy Boy/Girl (Newspaper)

Furniture Removalist

Drives removal vans or large trucks and moves household and office furniture and equipment between locations.

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:

  • Drives removal trucks or vans to collect items to be moved
  • Packs small items into cartons or other containers, and seals containers
  • Wraps breakable items and arranges padding around them
  • Loads heavy articles onto trolleys, and wheels trolleys to vans
  • Lifts article into vehicles, and arranges articles compactly
  • Secures articles inside vehicles, to prevent damage or loss in transit
  • Unloads articles from vehicles and places them in premises or storage
  • Checks articles against inventories, noting any damage
  • Collects payments and issues receipts
  • Drives vehicles to destinations

Specialisations:
Office Equipment Removalist Piano Removalist

Motor Vehicle License Examiner

Tests motor vehicle driving licence applicants and issues learner's permits and probationary licences.

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:

  • Asses applicants suitability to hold a motor vehicle driver's probationary licence or learners' permit
  • Issues motor vehicle driver learner's permits and motor vehicle driver probationary licences.
  • Tests applicants in the practical operation of a motor vehicle
  • Conducts written tests on road rules

Driving Instructor

Instructs individuals and groups in the theory and application of driving.

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:

  • Instructs students under actual driving conditions, explaining and demonstrating the operation of breaks, clutch, gear selection, automatic transmission, signals and lights.
  • Advises students when ready to undergo driving examination
  • May illustrate and explain handling and mechanical operation or motor vehicles, driving techniques and emergency procedures using blackboard diagrams and audio-visual aids.
  • Teaches road traffic regulations

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