Keep Australia moving with a career in transport


Reach new places in this fast-moving industry

The transport industry is enormous, and is about more than just ‘planes, trains and automobiles’.

It encompasses everything from public transport to freight logistics – the transport industry is responsible for moving people and goods locally, between cities, interstate and internationally.

If you’re interested in aviation, rail, road, water, cables, pipelines or space, this is the industry for you.

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Bus & Coach Driver
  • Logistics Manager
  • Dockhand
  • Rail Worker

  • Pilot
  • Harbour Pilot
  • Large Vehicle Mechanic
  • Storeperson
  • Distributer

  • Truck Driver
  • Ship’s Crew
  • Cruise Ship Attendant
  • Flight Attendant
  • Customs and Border Security

Industry Outlook

This industry has seen significant change, with increases in regulations that have improved safety and efficiency, as well as modernisation of technology from trucks to planes to distribution.

Growth across the industry is mostly moderate, with strong forecasted growth in the areas of supply, distribution and procurement, as well as rail construction.

Do you have what it takes?

The transport industry is widely varied, but it’s all centred around being service based. Workers with people skills, organisational ability and an interest in vehicles and infrastructure can readily find work as long as they’re suitably qualified.

Due to the nature of the work involved, many roles require specific licensing (forklifts & crane tickets, locomotive driver license, maritime certifications etc) but these aren’t hard to attain if you’re driven.

  • Great Customer Service
  • Adaptable
  • Good at Problem Solving

  • Great Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Able to work shifts and unusual hours

  • Strong Organisational Skills
  • Good Presentation Skills

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