How to become a Railway Infrastructure Worker

Railway infrastructure workers work on the construction, maintenance and operation of railway infrastructure, including tracks, signalling equipment and buildings.

Personal requirements of a Railway Infrastructure Worker

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Alert and safety-conscious
  • Able to work as part of a team

Education & Training for a Railway Infrastructure Worker

You can work as a railway infrastructure worker without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. Once you are employed, you will receive formal training, both on and off the job. On completion of this training, you may receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 37.1%

NT 0%

QLD 34.1%

SA 9.5%

TAS 0%

VIC 14.7%

WA 4.5%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 97.2%

Female 2.8%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 61.4%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 38.6%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 27.8%

Above 35 years: 75%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
Applicants go through a range of recruitment processes, including personality, aptitude and ability tests; an interview; and a medical assessment. Age limits may apply.
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