Becoming a Trainee Driver or Guard

How do I become a Trainee Driver or Trainee Guard?

In order to be considered for either of these positions, you will need to submit an application when a role is advertised. We do not have regular intakes scheduled for these positions and they can be advertised at any time. Unfortunately, we do not know when the next intake will be.

We recommend signing up for Queensland Rail job alerts that way you will receive notifications relating to Queensland Rail’s career opportunities that interest you. Please go to Job Alerts for information on how to set alerts.

Are there any courses / qualifications that can help in my application to be a Trainee Driver or Trainee Guard?

As these are Trainee roles, Queensland Rail has a specific training pathway which identifies the range of modules Drivers & Guards need to be competent including theoretical training and practical and competency-based training. This training is tailored and specific to Queensland Rail and in conducted in-house upon the successful appointment into a Trainee Driver or Trainee Guard role.