Railway Station Managers manage the operations of railway stations.

    Relevant experience is needed to work as a Railway Station Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in rail operations management might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Co-ordinates activities associated with the arrival, departure, loading and unloading of trains.
    • Ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

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    All Transport Services Managers

    • $2,191 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Railway Station Managers

    • 770 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 50 years Average age
    • 18% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Railway Station Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 640 in 2011 to 770 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Railway Station Managers work in New South Wales and Queensland.
    • Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Financial and Insurance Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (96%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 50 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (67%).
    • Gender: 18% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing79.6
    Financial and Insurance Services12.5
    Public Administration and Safety2.7
    Construction1.7
    Other Industries3.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateRailway Station ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW45.931.6
    VIC16.725.6
    QLD31.520.0
    SA1.87.0
    WA4.010.8
    TAS0.02.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketRailway Station ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-240.4-9.39.3
    25-349.7-22.922.9
    35-4423.4-22.022.0
    45-5436.3-21.621.6
    55-5918.4-9.09.0
    60-648.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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.
    Type of QualificationRailway Station ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV19.9-21.121.1
    Year 1218.6-18.118.1
    Year 116.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below26.1-12.512.5

    Relevant experience is needed to work as a Railway Station Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in rail operations management might be helpful.

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    Employers look for Transport Services Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Transportation

      72% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      70% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Clerical

      63% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    4. Computers and Electronics

      60% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. Administration and Management

      58% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Contact With Others

      98% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    2. Face-to-Face Discussions

      96% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    3. Telephone

      96% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    4. Frequency of Decision Making

      95% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    5. Responsibility for Outcomes and Results

      94% Important

      How responsible are you for the work of other people?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-1031.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators.

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