Being a Train Driver could be a great career path
What do they do?
Train Drivers drive passenger and freight trains. They know operating codes and signals, understanding rules and regulations for safe operation, understand radio protocols and shunting (pushing and pulling wagons or carriages using a locomotive).
Typically, train drivers work shifts but may have a 10-hour day. Train drivers drive trains to destinations according to a schedule, identify faults, read route updates and comply with safety rules in emergency or breakdowns.
Does this sound like you?
• Maths or Accounting or Economics
• Computing / ICT / Information
• Confident communicator
• Good literacy and numeracy
• Confidence with IT,
• Good work habits/time
• Customer service or helping people
• Working with machinery
• Interest or experience with trains
Preferred work environments
• Outside (in vehicles)
• Different places from time to time
How much could I earn?
$62k - $65k
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No minimum entry requirement
Infrastructure Maintenance Worker
Signals and Communications Technician
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What do we offer?
- We partner with industry associations like Rail and Maritime Transport Union and members of your industry to build skilled employees. This support includes ensuring your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, supporting industry events like conferences and celebrating your learners’ success.
- We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.
- When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need.