TLI Rail Infrastructure Skills Project

With over 130 billion dollars allocated for rail infrastructure upgrades, the Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has proposed a project to review seven specific rail infrastructure qualifications and associated Units of Competency. This will include analysing the qualifications to reduce duplication and remove superfluous qualifications as well as identifying skills gaps. Each qualification and associated Units of Competency will be revised to ensure alignment with the specific infrastructure skill requirements at various operator levels. The revision will incorporate technologies used in building rail infrastructure and automation used in track infrastructure installation and maintenance.

This project will ensure that the qualifications cover specific skills identified from entry level through to higher-level technical skills, whilst ensuring that the safety aspects for all operations, including accessing the rail corridor, are up to date. Where applicable, Units of Competency from other Training Packages will be incorporated.

The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

Work on this project has commenced and the Rail IRC is forming a TAC.

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to provide key skills for rail infrastructure workers and incorporate new technologies used in rail infrastructure.

The IRC is looking for TAC members with expertise in the following sectors:

  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Tram or Light Rail Infrastructure
  • Rail Track Surfacing or
  • Rail Structures

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member please register via the link below by close of business Wednesday, 3 July 2019:

Click here to register

Courtesy of Australian Industry Standards