- The Rail industry is vital to Australian business, carrying people and commodities on over 33,000km of track across the country.
- The sector has an estimated annual revenue of $26.56 billion, adding $10.43 billion to the Australian economy in 2018.
- Almost 60,000 people are employed in the sector across 961 companies, comprising private and public operators, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers and suppliers that operate in urban, regional, and rural areas of Australia.
Latest Rail Industry News
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has released a new report on building rail skills capability as the industry faces increasing skills shortages across the country. The report confirmed expected workforce gaps of up to 70,000 skilled workers by 2023, with...
In December 2021, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) notified stakeholders of a decision to shorten the transition period for 9 High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) crane units of competency to 28 February 2022. This decision was made based on the available...
Closing Monday 7 March 2022. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the UEE Rail Signalling project have released final draft training materials and are inviting feedback. The project has updated one qualification and 15 Units of Competency to address the...