TLI (Rail) Infrastructure Skills

Project Update

18 June 2019

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

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 by close of business Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

Registrations have now closed.

For more information about this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Background

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 expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 June 2020.

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

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.

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.

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Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager
Email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Deliverables

1. Revise all Certificate II qualifications, combining them into one qualification and creating streams to meet the identified needs of industry with flexibility to meet the needs of multiple job roles.

Proposed qualifications to be merged:

  • Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
  • Certificate II in Tram or Light Rail Infrastructure

2. Revise all Certificate III qualifications combining them into one qualification and creating streams to meet the identified needs of industry with flexibility to meet the needs of multiple job roles.

Proposed qualifications to be merged:

  • Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
  • Certificate III in Tram or Light Rail Infrastructure
  • Certificate III in Rail Track Surfacing

3. Revise Certificate III in Rail Structures to meet the identified skill needs of industry, with flexibility to meet the needs of multiple job roles across the Rail Industry.

4. Revise Certificate IV in Rail Infrastructure to meet the identified skill needs of industry, with flexibility to meet the needs of multiple job roles across the Rail Industry and facilitating leadership pathways.

5. Skill Sets will be created from the qualification streams to facilitate transition between the various sectors and upskilling.

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