2. What to expect

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What to expect 👀

As an Electrical Technician, you will learn the ins-and-outs of electrical maintenance and repair along railways. Your role will involve working with track circuits to keep signals working and keep trains moving. Safety comes first when working with electrical equipment, so expect to become an expert in safety procedures. As you progress through each week, you will become familiar with relevant industry background, practical knowledge, and a variety of real-life tasks that will help you get a taste for this rewarding role. 

You'll gain access to...

😍 4 weeks of virtual self-guided work experience

🛠  Series of thought provoking questions, activities, and challenges, relevant to the specialist field.

🙌 Feedback from your work experience facilitators and industry mentors

💬 Access to a social activity feed 

📺 Q&A session with an industry 👷‍♀️ 👷‍♂️ professional

Expect Videoask

You'll notice that throughout the work experience, we'll be asking you to use the Videoask platform – for example, to submit a video cover letter at the end of this week; doing weekly check-ins with our facilitator; and your final pitch to mentors in Week 4. Watch the video below for some tips about using Videoask, gaining confidence on camera, and why it's important for you to complete these submissions.


By participating wholeheartedly in this program, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the technical and electrical principles relevant to the work of a Electrical Technician as well as their day-to-day tasks
  • Understanding the purpose of rail equipment like track circuits, and their different variants.
  • Real-world knowledge of how to deal with and repair unexpected equipment failures along the Inland Rail alignment
  • Learn how to  coordinate with the network control centre to manage rail access requirements
  • Exposure to a broad range of pathways, including electrical and signal engineering, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and systems operating
  • Soft skills that set you apart, including communication, creative thinking and interpersonal skills. 
  • Certified microcredential titled ‘Electrical Technician Virtual Work Experience at Inland Rail’, that can boost your chances of kick-starting a career in areas related to signalling and systems.
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