Closing 19 May 2022.

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. It will also increase the consistency of resources and promote harmonisation of training. This will help ensure the rail workforce has the skills to keep up with the growing investment in Australia’s rail infrastructure.

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. Tranche three training pathways are now open for stakeholder consultation. This includes:

  • Electrical linesperson
  • Electronic design engineer
  • Electrical tradesperson
  • Rail signalling engineer
  • Railway traction line worker
  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Project engineer – civil

Feedback is sought 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.


Click here to view the training pathways


All feedback should be emailed to the project team at clearly outlining which training pathways the feedback relates to, by 19 May 2022.

Consultation open for submissions until: