Analysis of Train Driver Training Data

24 Jul 2023

A critical shortage of Train Drivers is being felt across Australia's freight and passenger networks. This looks set to worsen with many current drivers approaching retirement age.

Understanding who's training in these skills, where they're getting trained and who's paying for it will help with the development of programs to address this critical skills gap.

The National Rail Skills Hub has analysed National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) data relating to the Certificate IV in Train Driving.

A link to our research on Train Driver training can be found below.

Find out more about Train Driver training and career pathways here or read about Margie Fisk's career as a Train Driver and Driver Instructor with Public Transport, WA.

Infographics showing train driver training environment