- The Rail industry underpins Australian business as it carries people and commodities on 35,015 kilometres of track across the country.
- It has an estimated annual revenue of $27.1 billion, adding $12.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2015-16.
- The industry employs more than 55,500 people across more than 170 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 UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package – Certificate II and IV; and Diploma and Advanced Diploma TACs have released draft qualifications and Units of Competency for feedback. Certificate II and IV Diploma and Advanced Diploma Feedback is...read more
The 2018 IRC Key Findings Discussion Papers have been released for industry consultation. Outlining the future opportunities, challenges and new and emerging skills within the aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety,...read more
The Rail Industry Reference Committee is seeking feedback in regards to the below cases for change within the Training Package work. A Case for Change has been developed by the Rail IRC to develop two new Skill Sets. 1. Autonomous Trains and Rail Vehicles Skill Set...read more