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Graduate Program

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program have now closed.

If you want to make a difference for all Victorians – this is your chance to work together with a committed team, to contribute to the delivery of major projects while gaining experience and capabilities to develop your career.

Graduate Program

The Metro Tunnel Project is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria, part of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA). MTIA is building state-shaping transport projects like North East Link, West Gate Tunnel, Level Crossing Removal Project, Regional Rail Revival and Suburban Road Upgrades as well as new projects such as Melbourne Airport Rail, that which will change the way that Victorians work, live and play.

By joining our team, you will be making it easier for Victorians to get where they need to go and contribute to improving our liveability.

Delivering these massive projects takes multi-disciplinary teams working collaboratively in a complex and creative environment. Does this sound like your ideal workplace?

To join the MTIA Graduate Program, you will be highly motivated and demonstrate strong inter-personal and problem-solving capabilities.

We will offer you the opportunity to develop technical and professional skills and take unrivalled experiences with you as you continue your professional career in you chosen field.

Need to know more? Check our Frequently asked questions.

Apply for the MTIA Graduate Program

Applications for the 2020 MTIA Graduate Program have closed.


Eligible applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree after May 2018 and on or before 31 January 2020. For University of Melbourne or University of Western Australia graduates – if you completed your undergraduate degree and then immediately completed your master's degree at University of Melbourne or University of Western Australia – you are eligible to apply.

If you only completed your master's degree at the University of Melbourne or the University of Western Australia, you are not eligible. The MTIA Graduate Program is designed for students completing an undergraduate degree, and is not generally suitable for applicants who have progressed to post-graduate qualifications.

Eligible applicants must, at the time of applying, be eligible to work in Australia, MTIA will not support sponsorship.

Disciplines and application links

Choose from the list below to find more information about specific disciplines and to apply.

Undergraduate qualifications: Accounting, Business, Commerce, Finance

Graduates will work within the Finance Team, providing support to financial analysts. Graduates will be assisting with financial forecasting, reporting activities and management accounting functions. Graduates will also assist with the development of finance initiatives across the broad spectrum of areas to develop their industry knowledge. Graduates will play a key role in the administration of the financial control environment and make recommendations on improving process and systems where possible.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Business, Commerce, Finance, Economics, Law, Management

Graduates will be assisting the Legal and Commercial team with a range of commercial activities including contract support and negotiations. Graduates will assist with liaising with key stakeholders on commercial and other related issues, bid evaluations and providing transaction management support to stakeholders. Graduates will be required to build relationships and manage internal and external stakeholders, including between wider RPV project teams.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Communications, Digital Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Public Relations

Working within the Communications and Stakeholder relations team, graduates will have the opportunity to learn about developing and implementing strategies to ensure proactive management of stakeholders. This involves managing media relations and all channels of communications as well as community relations including community consultation, public information materials and events. Graduates will build capabilities around drafting high-quality collateral for the Victorian public as well as internal communications to the project team.

Graduates will have the opportunity to understand how to effectively respond to media enquiries and draft content for the project website and social media. Graduates will learn how to manage stakeholder and community enquiries, working alongside a high-performing and driven project team. There will be the opportunity to manage the logistics for public events including information sessions, festivals and project presentations.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Engineering (Civil)

As a Graduate, Civil Engineer at RPV you may have the opportunity to be exposed to the design, development and delivery of the upgrades to the rail network and supporting structures including bridges, tunnels, stations, earthworks and drainage. With various projects as different stages of the project life cycle graduates may be exposed to activities such as reviewing designs, contractor works, program and design tracking, liaising with stakeholder and attending safety workshops.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Engineering (Electrcial)

Electrical engineering graduates will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the development, review and implementation of electrical systems on major rail infrastructure projects, including areas such as Low Voltage, High Voltage, Traction Power, and communication and control systems. Graduates will work to identify project issues and priorities, while assisting with issue resolution and decision making. There will be opportunities to employ research and investigation skills, as well as the initiative to seek, identify and challenge technical electrical requirements. Graduates will also work within multi-disciplinary teams and alongside industry experts and advisors to be exposed to industry best practise and set a foundation for their electrical engineering career.

Submit your application here.

Submit your application here.

Mechanical engineering graduates will have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts to gain first-hand experience in driving an integrated approach in areas such as design, review, construction and commissioning of mechanical engineering and control systems components of major rail infrastructure projects. Throughout the program, graduates will have the opportunity to identify mechanical system technical issues and priorities, and assist with issue resolution, decision making and design development. Mechanical engineering graduates will work within multi-disciplinary teams, working closely with delivery teams, key stakeholders and advisors to capture lessons learnt and gain exposure to industry best practise processes and procedures.

Undergraduate qualifications: Engineering (Mechanical)

Undergraduate qualifications: Mechatronics Engineering, Engineering (Adv Manufacturing)

As a graduate in Mechatronics or Systems Engineering you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts on reviewing the design, systems engineering, testing, integration and assurance of the rail systems network across one or more of the projects delivered by RPV. You can expect to be exposed to the development and delivery of project scope and technical requirements to meet the operational, quality, cost, time, safety and environmental outcomes.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Graphic design, Design, Visual Communication

Working within the project's in-house Graphic Design team, graduates will develop innovative and creative graphic design solutions and services for electronic and printed communications collateral. Graduates will gain hands-on experience with the document design and production process; from creative concept to finished artwork to delivered product and distribution strategies. Using a range of software including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premier, graduates will support the preparation of electronic artwork for a wide range of projects.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Human Resources, Business (HR), Management (HR), Commerce (HR)

Graduates rotating within the HR team will build practical capabilities around managing end-to-end recruitment, workplace relations, payroll advisory, workforce planning, HR projects (including getting involved in employment programs including the Graduate, IBL, Vacation and Traineeship Programs) and business partnering. Rotations will also involve learning about how state and federal legislation, enterprise agreements and HR policies work to form the basis of HR advice and effective people management practices.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Information Systems, Computer Science

Graduates working within the Information Systems stream will be exposed to and be challenged by meeting the complex IT requirements involved in delivering Victoria's largest ever public transport projects. Graduates will have the opportunity to learn about key IT areas including information management, systems analysis and project management.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Environmental Science, Science (Environment), Rural Planning, Sustainability, Town Planning, Urban Planning

Graduates will support the projects to undertake key environmental assessments and obtain planning, environmental and heritage approvals. Individuals will gain exposure to establishing and implementing environmental and sustainability frameworks and integrate environmental and sustainability requirements into the projects. Graduates will also assist in the management of land and assembly processes, involving both internal and external stakeholder consultation, preparation and review of key documentation and dealing with legislative requirements.

Submit your application for a position in Land Planning and Surveying here.

Submit your application for a position in Planning and Environment here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Law

Graduates will be assisting senior lawyers within Commercial and Legal Team with researching, drafting and collating reports, briefs and responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. Graduates will also be assisting the team to ensure that legal documents are stored in accordance with statutory requirements and open to audit at any time. The graduate will also be required to build relationships and manage internal and external stakeholders, including between wider RPV project teams.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: Business, Commerce, Finance, Supply Chain Management

Graduates will be heavily involved in assisting with the management of the purchases of all goods and services required to support the operation of the entire projects. During their time with the team, graduates will learn about the relevant procurement guidelines and policies that Victorian Government agencies must abide by when spending the public dollar. Graduates will build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and will end up working with nearly every function and project within RPV to procure everything from the lollies handed out to commuters during community events, through to the engagement of major professional advisory services.

Submit your application here.

Undergraduate qualifications: OH&S, Safety Management

Graduates who rotate within the Safety team will develop capability in the promotion of a safe work culture and be involved with the coordination of all health and safety aspects of activities undertaken by project staff and contractors. Graduates will gain an understanding of safety systems development, implementation and auditing, relationship management and providing sound advice in accordance with legislative requirements, policies and procedures.

Submit your application here.

Graduates may have the opportunity to work within an Alliance, with either the Rail Systems Alliance, Rail Infrastructure Alliance or Ballarat Line Upgrade Alliance. Alliance contracting is a collaborative procurement method used to deliver complex projects. RPV embeds its staff members, along with its contractors and rail operators (e.g. MTM) to form an Alliance. As a graduate working in an Alliance, you will be exposed to a variety of different tasks depending on the project life cycle and function that can include both site and office based roles. On-site roles will provide exposure to the front-face of rail project delivery, where graduates may work alongside top tier contractors.

About the MTIA Graduate Program

Graduates will participate in tailored rotations over two years. The first year of the program includes two rotations within a ‘home’ project. In the second year, each graduate will have an opportunity to work within another MTIA project group or externally with one of our key advisors or project partners.

Graduates will be exposed to a variety of teams and specialisations within their discipline.

Graduates who participate in the Graduate Learning Series will have the opportunity to strengthen workplace and project delivery learning. This includes opportunities for cross-discipline learning through a series of cross discipline intro sessions.

Graduates will be employed on a two-year fixed term contract at a VPS3 grade with a salary of $75,427 (including superannuation). The current VPS Enterprise Agreement provides for automatic increases in salary to be applied on 1 July and 1 January each year to an annual aggregate of 3.25 per cent. Any such provisions in the new VPS Enterprise Agreement (due to commence in 2020) will be applied to all graduate roles. In addition, at the end of the first 12 months of the Graduate Program, graduates will be assessed for a progression payment of approximately $1,400.

About the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority was established on 1 January 2019 to oversee the major transport projects in planning and construction and is comprised of the following project groups:

  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Major Road Projects Victoria (Suburban Roads Upgrade and other projects across Victoria)
  • North East Link Project
  • Rail Projects Victoria (Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival, Airport Rail Revival)
  • West Gate Tunnel Project

The MTIA Graduate Program provides the opportunity to work across these project groups.

MTIA is led by the Director-General, Corey Hannett and is supported by a team with expertise in planning and delivering major transport projects in the fields of safety, resource planning, legal, commercial, community engagement, policy and finance.

MTIA works closely with the Department of Transport to ensure major construction activities and disruptions are coordinated across the network. This includes plans to keep people moving through major work periods, while also working with industry to ensure it has the skilled workers needed to deliver Victoria’s massive construction program.

Visit Victoria's Big Build website to learn more about these other projects.