Railway Station Managers
Railway Station Managers manage the operations of railway stations.
Co-ordinates activities associated with the arrival, departure, loading and unloading of trains.
Ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Transport Services Managers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 96% of people employed as Railway Station Managers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 30 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 44 hours per week in their main job. This is the same as the all jobs average.
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Railway Station Managers||All Jobs Average|
Around 41% of Railway Station Managers live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.
New South Wales and Queensland have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Railway Station Managers is 50 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 45 to 54 years.
Females make up 18% of the workforce. This is 30 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Railway Station Managers||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||3.4||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Relevant experience is usually needed to work as a Railway Station Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in rail operations management.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Railway Station Managers||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||6.5||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||26.1||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Transport Services Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Reading work related information.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
50%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
50%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
50%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
50%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Teaching people how to do something.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Looking for ways to help people.
Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
70%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
60%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
58%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
57%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
52%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
47%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
41%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
39%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
31%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
28%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
26%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
21%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Read and understand written information.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
52%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Write in a way that people can understand.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
See details that are far away.
43%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Do two or more things at the same time.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
73%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
68%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
68%Scheduling work and activities
Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
67%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
67%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
66%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
66%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
65%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
64%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
63%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
60%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
59%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
58%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
55%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
54%Managing payments and orders
Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.
53%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
52%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
51%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
50%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
45%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
98%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Talk with people face-to-face.
Talk on the telephone.
95%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
94%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
Work to strict deadlines.
91%Health and safety of others
Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.
88%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
Work with people in a group or team.
Use electronic mail.
87%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
87%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
86%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
83%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
80%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
80%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
77%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
74%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
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