Engineering Pathways Industry Cadetship (EPIC)

EPIC is an 18-month cadetship for refugee and asylum seeker engineers working on major transport infrastructure projects. Currently, 19 cadets are taking part in the program.

Led by the Level Crossing Removal Project, employers from across State Government and private industry have signed on to support roles across transport infrastructure and construction. These include:

  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Major Road Projects Victoria
  • North East Link Project
  • West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • V/Line
  • Department of Transport (DoT)
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
  • John Holland
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Fulton Hogan
  • CPB Contractors
  • IAG
  • McConnell Dowell
  • Decmil
  • Advisian

How to apply

To apply, you must be registered with and lodge your application through one of the following community partners:

  • Jesuit Social Services
  • Adult Migrant Employment Services (AMES)
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Multicultural Consulting
  • ASRC
  • Spectrum

Cadets will receive on-the-job training, support and mentoring and will also complete a postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering Management qualification, delivered through Swinburne University.

The Graduate Certificate, combined with their international qualifications and the workplace experience they gain through the program, will help kick-start their careers.

The Industry-first program aims to bridge the gap faced by new Australians in matching their international qualifications to Australian workforce requirements – addressing the barriers often faced by new Australians in accessing professional employment.

Hear more about the first hand experiences of past candidates from the EPIC Program.

View the EPIC video transcript

Contact us

If you would like more information about the EPIC Program and to find out when applications are open, please email