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Railway Infrastructure Worker

No Formal Qualifications Year 10 Preferred On The Job Training Aptitude Tests Interview Medical Exams

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

Railway infrastructure workers work on railway lines and at transfer yards, mines and quarries.

They work shifts, including weekends and public holidays.

Those working in regional or remote locations may be required to stay in local accommodation.


    Railway infrastructure workers may perform the following tasks:

  • inspect and monitor railway tracks
  • check , assess and maintain track-laying equipment
  • install, maintain and repair tracks, sleepers (wooden or concrete support slats) and ballast (crushed stone surrounding the tracks and sleepers)
  • operate equipment
  • perform general site maintenance of the rail corridor


  • 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

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Outdoor


No Formal Qualifications Year 10 Preferred On The Job Training Aptitude Tests Interview Medical Exams

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.

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.

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Transport and Logistics Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.


Railway infrastructure workers may be employed throughout NSW and the ACT by passenger operators such as Sydney Trains and NSW Trains; by the national railway asset owner, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC); and by contractors providing infrastructure services to these operators.

Demand for railway infrastructure workers depends on the levels of railway construction and maintenance activity. employment opportunities may increase with previous relevant experience.

With experience and further training, promotion to supervisory or other positions is possible.

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