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General Recruitment FAQs

  • Applications must be applied through our website. If you do not have access to an internet connection, we recommend public services such as your nearest library. Visit the Search Jobs page to search for current advertised roles.
  • Australian citizens or applicants with permanent residency are eligible to apply for a position with Aurizon unless otherwise stated.
  • You will require a current CV / resume and/or cover letter. Depending on the type of position you are applying for, you may be asked to supply additional supporting documentation.
  • You can continue to edit your application at any time prior to the position closing date through your profile. If you wish to update a submitted application, please contact the employment centre help desk on 13 23 32. Applications not completed before the closing date will not be accepted. If you have forgotten your password visit the existing applicant login page and select the Don't know your password? link to retrieve it.
  • You can login at any stage to update your personal details including contact information and your CV / resume.
  • You can login to your personal profile and click "view application" to check the status of your application.
  • Psychometric assessments are used as one component of our recruitment process. In accordance with Aurizon’s Zero Harm policy, there is a minimum level of achievement required from those candidates completing testing for roles that are identified as “safety critical”.
  • Research has shown that these assessments provide a fair and objective measure of future on-the-job performance and this cannot be accurately obtained from other aspects of the recruitment process.
  • Yes. All applicants who complete Psychometric Assessments for selection purposes are entitled to receive verbal feedback on their results. However, candidates will need to await confirmation of the outcome of their application prior to seeking feedback.
  • Positions are advertised based on the growing demands of our business. To ensure you don’t miss out on future career opportunities, register for our Job Alerts
  • Yes, provided the position matches your interest and qualifications you are eligible to apply. A separate online application is required for each advertised position.
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  • You will receive a confirmation email (to your registered email address) from Aurizon advising that your application has been received. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filters or contact us.
  • A valid email address is required before applying for any advertised positions. Free email services are available with Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.
  • You may be. We use a variety of assessments, which are selected based on the skills required for the role you are applying for. In line with our Zero Harm policy, testing is mandatory for any safety critical position.
  • Depending on what role you are applying for, testing can take up to three hours to complete and may be available online.
  • Aurizon selects assessments which measure abilities and preferences that are important to the role you are applying for. Some of these may include; problem solving ability, verbal and numerical reasoning ability and personality preferences.
  • Psychometric Assessment results are strictly confidential. Access to candidates results is restricted to those who are directly involved in the recruitment process.

Graduates FAQ's

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or those who have Australian permanent residency status at the time of application. You need the qualifications and experience relevant to this role.
  • The Graduate Program is a two-year program.
  • Yes! If you would like to apply for more than one discipline or location, please email
  • Locations will be specific to each position we are seeking. However. we are seeking graduates who want to grow their career in Aurizon and are flexible to work in the regional communities where Aurizon operates.
  • If you have the opportunity to move as part of your rotation during the program, we will provide reasonable relocation assistance.
  • Aurizon pay a competitive salary which will be reviewed annually based on performance.
  • Our Graduate Program commences each year in February.
  • As part of our Graduate program, you will start with Aurizon as a permanent employee.
  • We may consider different start dates on a case by case basis.
  • Yes, if you are unsuccessful in your application for the Graduate Program at this time just make sure you still meet the key eligibility criteria.
  • At Aurizon, we believe it is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries, and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard, and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the entire company and encourage you to apply.