24 July 2019
Rail Subject Matter Experts Needed
Work on this project has commenced and the Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to develop a new Skill Set and two new Units of Competency to better equip first line responders to quickly remedy conventional network faults and system breakdowns. This aims to provide first line respondents with the skills and knowledge to resolve network, rail vehicle faults and system breakdowns including of autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles.
The IRC is looking for TAC members with expertise in any of the following sectors:
- Rail vehicle maintainers
- Rail signals and communications
- Rail network maintainers
- Rail Infrastructure manager
To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details by close of business Friday, 9 August 2019. Expressions of interest have now closed.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
The need to keep downtime on the rail network to a minimum means there is a requirement to provide fault service support skills to those assisting as the first line of support to rail vehicles that have encountered a network fault or breakdown. With trains and trams running more frequently to address the productivity needs of the rail industry, support staff have significant pressure to ensure this does not have a major knock on effect, disrupting the entire network.
The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed this project to create a new Skill Set and develop two new Units of Competency to better equip first line responders to quickly remedy conventional network faults and system breakdowns, and to provide first line respondents the skills and knowledge to remedy unconventional network faults and system breakdowns related to new autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles.
Broad consultation within state and territory rail operators will be undertaken to ensure that all rail operators skill needs are covered.
The expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 October 2020.
VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST
The Rail 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.
Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt.
- Development of one new Skill Set
- Development of two new Units of Competency
- Existing and imported Units of Competency to be used where possible