The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the Vocational qualification in
The qualification titles of the
basic qualification are autonkuljettaja (driver), linja-autonkuljettaja (bus
driver), yhdistelmäajoneuvonkuljettaja (articulated vehicle
driver), lentoasemahuoltaja (airport attendant) and varastonhoitaja
The professional who have completed the qualification may work according
to the competence area for example in transporting people or goods in a
transport company, industry, at airport, in warehouses of different companies or
in the public sector.
A driver and an articulated vehicle driver transport different goods in
traffic with van, lorry and vehicle combination. They use different loading equipment
in their work, such as a forklift, crane and wheel loader. The work tasks
include load handling, customer service and terminal tasks. Moreover, the tasks
include management of telematics for logistics (GPS tracking devices, different
navigation systems, smart cards, devices for wireless communication).
A bus driver transports passengers in local traffic, express coaches, liner
and charter traffic. The bus driver’s job is a service profession.
The competition is individual.
A driver’s work is independent and responsible. S/he is responsible for
freight, an expensive vehicle and traffic safety. A professional in transport
sector is able to:
operate in customer service
and transportation tasks
transport customers’ products profitably and safely as well as serve customers
load a vehicle to maximum load in accordance with regulation and circumstances and drive a vehicle in a safe, economic and responsible way
communicate with communication tools of vehicles and transport sector
operate in national and international environments
work in cooperation with others in monocultural and multicultural working environments
diagnose the roadworthiness of his/her vehicle
ensure technical and safe functioning of the vehicle and its additional devices
manage the insurances related to transportations and regulation associated to his/her work
operate as an entrepreneur or in an entrepreneurial-minded way
appreciate his/her own profession
continuously develop his/herself, his/her job and work ability.
A driver must have a driving licence in accordance with Driving licence act
and the basic level professional competence qualification for professional
drivers. The professional competence qualification for professional drivers is required
for working in the profession.