Transport Conductors collect fares and issue tickets on transport vehicles.

    You can work as a Transport Conductor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • Collects tickets and change from depot clerks.
    • Signals drivers to stop and proceed.
    • Oversees passengers' safety in emergency circumstances, and opens and closes vehicle doors.
    • Assists passengers to board and disembark from vehicles and assists passengers with baggage.

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    • $1,035 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Transport Conductors

    • 280 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 46 years Average age
    • 31% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Transport Conductors (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 240 in 2011 to 280 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Transport Conductors work in Victoria.
    • Industries: Most work in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (56%).
    • Gender: 31% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing92.0
    Financial and Insurance Services3.3
    Arts and Recreation Services2.5
    Accommodation and Food Services1.1
    Other Industries1.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateTransport ConductorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW12.931.6
    VIC78.125.6
    QLD5.020.0
    SA2.57.0
    WA1.410.8
    TAS0.02.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketTransport ConductorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-245.6-9.39.3
    25-3413.0-22.922.9
    35-4425.4-22.022.0
    45-5430.6-21.621.6
    55-5912.7-9.09.0
    60-648.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationTransport ConductorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV23.8-21.121.1
    Year 1227.3-18.118.1
    Year 1110.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below14.5-12.512.5

    You can work as a Transport Conductor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Retail Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Ticket Salespersons that provide good customer service, are reliable and well presented.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Public Safety and Security

      41% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    3. English Language

      41% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    4. Sales and Marketing

      40% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    5. Communications and Media

      36% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Contact With Others

      97% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    2. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      96% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      94% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Deal With External Customers

      91% Important

      How important is it to work with customers or the public?

    5. Physical Proximity

      85% Important

      How physically close are you to other people?

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-3031.00 - Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers.

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