The purpose of this qualification is to provide the New Zealand Rail Industry with personnel who have the skills and knowledge required to drive trains on the rail network.
The qualification is intended for persons wishing to enter the rail industry or people already working in the industry who want to move to a train driver role.
Graduates will be capable of working independently under broad guidance to drive trains on the rail network.
Graduates of the Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) strand will be able to operate passenger services on the electrified urban networks.
Graduates of the Locomotive strand will be able to operate locomotive-hauled services across the wider network.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Graduates of the Electric Multiple Unit strand will also be able to:
Graduates of the Locomotive strand will also be able to: