Careers in rail

The Rail Academy Newport is a training facility. If you are looking for a job in the rail industry, please visit the job sites for rail providers:

For more information, read the job seeker fact sheet.

Discovering careers in rail

View the Discovering careers in rail video transcript.

Job roles in rail and career pathways

With the rail industry expanding, there's no better time to join rail with more opportunities across Victoria and Australia. Find more information below about just some of the careers available, how to get there, and what to expect.

Job roles


Career Advisor Resource Toolkit

To learn more about careers in rail please click the following links to download the Career Advisor Resource pack.

Rail Careers Week 2019

The next Rail Careers event will be held on 17 September 2019. If you are a teacher, career coordinator or pathways counsellor and would like to attend a Rail Careers event in 2019 or 2020, please register your interest by emailing

Rail Academy is offering Victorian secondary school students the opportunity to spend a day on site at Rail Academy in Newport. Registering your schools’ interest will place you on a list and you will be contacted to confirm your registration.

Rail Signalling Engineer Cadet Program 2019

Applications for the Rail Signalling Engineer Cadet Program 2019 are now closed.

Click here for more information.