The Seamless Future Rail Skills project has been initiated to improve access and pathways to current and future rail skills needed to build and operate the national rail network. This will help increase workforce supply.

Developing training pathways underpinned by a strategic skills audit will support new and existing workers shifting into new roles.

The project is in response to the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers committing to creating the National Rail Skills Hub (NRSH) to co-ordinate between state academies and industry initiatives to improve access and pathways to current and future rail skills needed to build and operate the national rail network.

30 training pathways are being developed in four tranches under the guidance and direction of the project’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and the Reference Group. The training pathways for tranche four are now open for public stakeholder consultation. These include:

  • Fitter Tradesperson – General
  • Re-Surfacing/Grinder Operator
  • Land Surveyor
  • Signalling Supervisor
  • Project Manage (Civil/Structural)
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Technical Trainer/Assessor (Rail Industry)
  • Leading Hand/Supervisor (Construction)
  • Rail Access Planner
  • Train Driver
  • Track Welding Operator (Flashbutt Welder)
  • Rail Traffic Designer (Designer of Rail Traffic Management System)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback is invited relating to the useability and readability for the following cohorts:
  • New entrants, who are looking to identify what skills and training may be required to enter the workforce
  • Individuals currently employed in the rail sector, who are seeking opportunities for career progression and internal mobility
  • Cross sector migration – highlighting transferable skills that an individual has obtained in another industry. Skills they can continue to use if employed in the rail sector.
 
The consultation is open until 12 August 2022 and feedback should be emailed to the project team at futurerailskills@aistnds.org.au clearly outlining which training pathways the feedback relates to.
 
 
 
 
 

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