Rail Industry Reference Committee

IRC Chair Carol Hedrick talks about the importance of skills development in rail

The Rail Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for rail specific components of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

The TLI Transport and Logistics – Rail Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: Rail Infrastructure, Track Protection, Shunting, Rail Track Vehicle Driving, Tram or Light Rail Infrastructure, Customer Service, Rail Driving, Rail Track Surfacing, Signalling, Electric Passenger Train Guard, Track Protection, Heritage Locomotive Assistant or Steam Locomotive Fireman, Train Driving, Safety Investigation, Network Control, Safety Management, Tram/Light Rail Control and Rail Operations Management.

Chair: Carol Hedrick, Queensland Rail

Deputy Chair: Victoria Kent, Rio Tinto

Committee members:

Brad Giddins, Level Crossing Removal Authority (Victoria)
Brian Appleby, Public Transport Authority – Government of Western Australia
Gary Talbot, Rail, Tram and Bus Union Australia (RTBU)
Jocelyn Edwards, Transport for NSW
Laurell McLean, Pacific National
Narelle Rogers, John Holland Group Pty Ltd
Robert Wilson, Australasian Railway Association
Nick Dickinson, Metro Trains Australia
Nicole Catterson, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Phil Allan, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
Phil Christie, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SA