Train Driver

Also known as Locomotive Driver.
Drives a train to transport passengers and freight on railways. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $114,620
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,700

How do I become a Train Driver in Victoria?

To work as a Train Driver in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate IV in Train Driving
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Experience working in the rail industry
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III or Certificate IV in Transport and Distribution (for freight roles)

What does a Train Driver do?

  • Stops at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers or freight
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • Observes signals, track conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
  • Monitors indicator gauges, changes controls and power supply poles and reports operating irregularities
  • Checks time and adheres to timetables


  • Electric Train Driver
  • Fireperson (Railway)
  • Locomotive Observer
  • Rail Car Driver
  • Steam Train Driver

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Train Driving