Rail Signalling Engineer Cadetship

There is currently an unprecedented pipeline of work underway on Victoria’s rail network. Existing systems are being upgraded and new infrastructure is being built. With this comes the need for well-trained and qualified professionals.

Rail signalling is a highly specialised and growing field in the rail industry. Rail signalling engineers contribute to the design, construction, maintenance and project management of the signal systems that regulate train movements across the network.

About the program

The Rail Signalling Engineer Cadetship program provides a fully paid, 3-year cadetship with placements at a range of Australia’s biggest rail and construction operators.

Upon completion of the program, cadets are awarded a Graduate Certificate of Railway Signalling Systems.


  • Paid 3-year cadetship with placements at rail and construction industry leaders.
  • Paid Graduate Certificate in Railway Signalling Systems qualification upon completion.
  • Construction Industry White Card, Rail Industry Worker Card, and Safely Access the Rail Corridor training completed within the first 5 weeks of the program.
  • Completion of specialist signalling fundamentals training across the first 12 months of the program.
  • Learn on real-word projects and systems.
  • Exposure to the broader rail and construction infrastructure industry through placement rotations.
  • Ongoing support from the Level Crossing Removal Project, the agency leading the program alongside industry partners.

Program partners

More than 40 cadets have been employed by the program across industry partners.


  • A recent engineering graduate in electrical, electronic, mechatronic or computer systems, or a professional engineer with over 5 years' experience in similar fields.
  • You must able to commit to the 3-year program.

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 Rail Signal Engineer Cadetship Program are now closed.

Program timeline

Program video

Further information

This program is run by Training for the Future through the Level Crossing Removal Project – a project office of Major Transport Infrastructure Authority delivering Victoria's Big Build.