Virtual work experience

Systems and Signals Operator

Have you ever wondered what goes on in air traffic towers and rail control rooms? Study the strategic science of transport signalling, control systems and communication technology. Potential career outcomes include Signalling Technician, Rail Engineer, Air Traffic Controller and more!

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Active community
Access from any computer, tablet or mobile
100+ students
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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

As a Systems Operator you will pioneer a new signalling system and transform how Australia’s train networks run every day. You’ll discover how signalling systems operate to keep railways running safely and smoothly, analyse different data sets and translate them into real-world projects, and gain exclusive industry knowledge. Along the way, you’ll learn to communicate strategically with peer Operators and key stakeholders, and engage with practical problem solving. Wrap up your experience by pitching your design to your mentors and leading industry experts at Inland Rail.

Is this for you?

You...

  • Are interested in how data is used to direct large-scale transport machinery
  • Think transport systems are cool
  • Would like an industry mentor and career guidance
  • Love learning and problem solving!


Then this experience was made for you!

‍What you will gain

  • Learn how to navigate existing signalling systems and design your own
  • A cool toolbox of engineering and analysis techniques
  • Technical and soft skills to boost your professional growth
  • Feedback on your work and progress from industry mentors and a program facilitator 
  • Certified microcredential titled, ‘System and Signals Operator virtual work experience at Inland Rail’, to kick-start your career in areas related to systems and signals, as well as engineering/digital technology.

To join

You need:

  • Yourself 
  • A can-do attitude
  • Dedication to complete weekly activities
  • A computer, laptop or phone 
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes, even your bed)

You don't need:

  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank (our virtual work experiences are free)
  • The latest tech
  • Industry experience 
  • A uni degree

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