How do I become a train driver?

Train Drivers/Train Examiners/Shunters (Above Rail) – to become a train driver you will need to go through a trainee program that will last a minimum of 18 months. Rail Operators such as ARG, Pacific National, BHPB and Rio Tinto offer these opportunities at different times. The preference is to always engage local candidates for these positions. Another avenue is to gain some skills as a Train Examiner or Shunter as these are some of the competencies required to become a train driver. Railtrain regularly seeks expressions of interest from employees wanting to gain entrance as Shunters or Train Examiners.