Train Driver

Job Description

A Train Drivers operate the trains they run, attempting to keep to a strict schedule as best as possible whilst keeping their passengers and their cargo safe. This is a great job for someone who likes to see different places.

Careers Ladder


To work as a Train Driver you must complete a traineeship and related vocational qualification. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Gain supervised experience as a Train Driver during a traineeship whilst completing a Certificate IV in Train Driving.


  • Autonomous
  • Communicator
  • Calm
  • Interpersonal
  • Flexibility
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • The ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Physical stamina
  • The ability to deal with members of the public
  • Good reaction times
  • A good memory
  • Excellent awareness of health and safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;