What jobs are available in rail?

If you’re looking to join the Australian rail industry, there are multiple career paths – whether you are moving across from a similar job or wanting to start fresh. Each role has specific employment requirements – we recommend reviewing these before getting started with any rail-specific training.

Rail Safeworking Rail Infrastructure Around the Track Corporate Roles
Lookout Track Labourer General Labouring Accountant / Finance Officer
Handsignaller Track Welding / Welding Offsider Traffic Management Procurement Specialists
Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.1
(ARTC TA20 Level 1)
Road / Rail Vehicle Operator Plant Operator (Off Track) Recruitment Specialists
Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.2
(ARTC TA20 Level 2)
Track Surfacing Surveyor Policy and Stakeholder Management 
Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.3
(ARTC TA20 Level 3)
Leading Hand / Supervisor Customer Service Human Resources (HR) / Industrial Relations Advisor
Permit to Work Near Track Engineer Non-destructive Digging / Service Identification Administrative Roles
Track Vehicle Operator Track Certifier / Examiner Crane / Lifting Operations Document Controller
Technical Trainer and Assessor
Project Engineer
Legal Counsel
Health and Safety Advisor

Please note: This information is intended as a guide only for railway pathways that you can explore. 

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