Train Driver


Drives trains along a rail network to transport passengers or freight.


Key Responsibilities

  • Operate the train’s controls
  • Manage and coordinate train movements
  • Stop at stations to pick up passengers or freight
  • Inspect trains and report defects or adjustments
  • Shunt rolling stock in marshalling yards
  • Provide information to passengers using an on-board communications system
  • Refuel diesel trains and check oil, water and sand, and top up as necessary
  • Observe and obey rail signalling instructions, speed limits and other railway rules, procedures and instructions from the network control centre


Education Pathways: TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving

TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving