Workforce Development

Rail Careers

Rail employs more than 110,000 people in a wide range of occupations and disciplines. Over 180 companies comprising passenger and freight operators, track managers, manufacturers and suppliers operate in urban, regional, and rural areas of Australia.

Having the right people in the right jobs is a key element and provides individual employees with opportunities to contribute to business success and realise their personal potential.


Rail Careers Website

The ARA strongly advocates rail as an employer of choice.

Rail Workforce Development Committee

Focusing on our people to secure our future

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is driving a collaborative and coordinated approach to tackle major workforce issues and facilitate a quarterly forum, where key industry representatives meet, benchmark and share information on workforce development matters and issues relevant to the rail industry.