Rail signalling pathways

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Multiple study pathways and exit points exist between Secondary School, TAFE and University. Each stage of study brings its own qualification and can be the completion of your studies or it can provide a pathway onto the next stage. Where you finish will depend on the career outcomes you’re hoping to achieve.

Your Career Pathways

LevelTrainingJob Role examples
Industry Lead Cadet Program

Rail Signalling Engineer Cadet program

  • Graduate Certificate in Railway Signalling Systems
  • Graduate Diploma of Railway Signalling Systems
  • Rail Signalling Engineers
University / higher education

Bachelor Degree - examples include

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
TAFE / Vocational Education & Training


  • Railway Signalling Systems
  • Signalling Manager
  • Signalling Supervisor

Certificate IV

  • Electrical - Rail Signalling
  • Signal Maintenance Technician

Certificate III Apprenticeship program

  • Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Tradesperson - Licensed Electrician
Vet in Schools Program

Certificate II

  • Rail and Light Rail Fundamentals
This certificate introduces the industry, its many occupations and is strongly recommended for students considering an industry pathway program.
Secondary SchoolYear 10-12VET in Schools program is currently being developed

Contact us

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more, you can email us at railcareers@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au