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Thursday, 25 July 2024

Graduate and student programs


Why the Public Transport Authority 

Our team of over 2000 employees are dedicated to providing a safe, reliable and efficient service for our passengers. At the PTA you will have the opportunity to contribute to the community and provide a public service that many West Australians - and visitors from all over the world use every day.

The PTA's Graduate Program will provide on the job learning in line with your discipline area and valuable experience across different business areas to develop and broaden your skills. In 2024 we were recognised as one of the top graduate employers and intern programs by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.

Make a difference by contributing to your community and a more sustainable future for WA


Graduate Program




The PTA's award-winning Graduate Program gives you the opportunity to do big things. As part of our team, you'll learn from some of the most experienced engineers, transport professionals, managers and policymakers in Australia.

As the WA's leading transport agency, you'll get to build your career in a growing industry with long-term career opportunities. Make a difference today.



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Vacation Student Program


Our Vacation Student Program is designed for tertiary students in their penultimate year of study who want to make a difference while gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The paid program provides the opportunity to learn practical skills alongside experienced and skilled team members.

Our program runs from November to February each year and has been awarded one of the top intern programs in Australia for seven years running by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers. 



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How to apply

The recruitment process for both programs is identical and typically includes:



Complete the application form and upload an electronic copy of your current resume and academic transcripts for all relevant qualifications.


Online testing

If you meet the requirements, you may be invited to complete online testing to help assess your suitablility for the role.



If shortlisted, you get the opportunity to learn more about the program and meet your potential graduate coordinator and supervisor. Followed by reference checks.



Emails are sent to all applicants notifying them of the outcome of the process.


Pre-employment checks

Including a medical assessment to verify physical fitness to perform position duties and provision of national police clearance.



Successful candidates receive an offer letter.

Contact us

For general enquiries about our graduate and student programs contact us at:

Phone: (08) 9326 2909


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