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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Transit Officer recruitment

Make a difference in your community – become a Transit Officer with the Public Transport Authority

Transit officers

Looking for a career change? Become a Transit Officer and join our team to help make travelling on public transport safe.

We are looking for men and women with strong customer service skills who want to make a difference in their community.

New recruits will be fully trained in the role of Transit Officer and join our team within the Transperth Train Operations division.

Our Transit Officers have excellent problem solving and listening skills, and the ability to remain calm in challenging situations. They play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our passengers, with customer service being the key focus of the position.

It is a challenging and often demanding role with great rewards and you will be part of a large and dynamic team working in a variety of locations across the metropolitan rail network.

What's in it for me?

You will receive full training, an attractive remuneration package, five weeks annual leave, shift work with regular start and finish times, full uniforms, access to an on-site gym and opportunities for career advancement.

Applications are now open for the current intake of Transit Officers. Details about the application process are included below, or for further information please refer to the job description form (JDF) and information booklet. Applications are to be submitted via the job advertisement.

 Information sessions

We will not be holding information sessions. Please refer to the JDF attached to the advert and should you have any questions we strongly encourage you to contact us on the number provided at the end of the Transit Officer Information booklet.



 Your application

You will be required to provide a comprehensive resume which includes two work related referees, and a completed Integrity and Qualification Consent form (attached in job advertisement). Applications can be submitted via the job advertisement and will not be accepted after the closing time specified in the advertisement.

Applications are now open for the current intake of Transit Officers, and must be received by 9am Thursday July 14, 2022. 

 Physical tests

Applicants who progress through to the physical testing will be required to undergo a 'dummy drag' and ‘beep test’.

  1. The dummy drag test - A test of your strength for safely lifting an 'average' person.
  2. The beep test - To assess your aerobic capacity. This test requires the participant to run with an increasing pace for approximately 8 minutes.

Dates: Physical testing is scheduled to be held on August 12,13 and 15, 2022. (Dates may be subject to change)

 Online aptitude tests

The PTA uses online aptitude tests to assist in identifying applicants who are suitable for the role of a Transit Officer. The tests are designed to specifically measure skills relevant to the transport industry and relate to the duties of the role.

Includes the following tests:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Entry mathematics

For more information about the testing please refer to the Transit Officer information booklet.

Dates: Aptitude tests are scheduled to be held on July 22-27, 2022(Dates may be subject to change)

 Integrity check

This may include investigations into suspensions from employment, past employment records and performance, workers compensation and pending criminal charges. These screenings may be undertaken at any time throughout the recruitment process.



Applicants who progress to this stage will be invited to attend an interview and bring a copy of their current National Police Certificate. Referee checks will be conducted by the panel at this stage.

Dates: Interviews will be held from August 25 - September 9, 2022. (Dates may be subject to change)

 Online psychometric assessment

This is a series of psychometric assessments that provide information about a person’s mental agility and personality characteristics. Links to the online assessments will be sent to you via email.

Dates: Online psychometric assessment will be held from September 23-27, 2022. 

 Medical clearance (psychological and medical)

All PTA employees are required to undergo medical assessments. A one-on-one interview with a psychologist will be conducted to further assess suitability. A physical medical assessment will also be completed, this includes a medical history questionnaire.

Dates: Medicals and Psychological Interviews are scheduled for October 3-14, 2022. (Dates may be subject to change) 

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email at the conclusion of each stage of the process. Those successful at the end of the process will be placed into a pool, which will remain open for a period of 6 months.
 Induction and training

Successful applicants will be selected from the pool and commence the 14-week training course as well as on-the job training which you must successfully complete before becoming fully operational. 

Dates: Successful applicants will commence their Transit Officer recruitment training on January 9, 2023.

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