Rail Infrastructure Skills

Project scope

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.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

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

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

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.

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.

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

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

 

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.

Technical advisory committee

 

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

 

TAC nominations closed on Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

 

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

Consultation

 

23 MARCH 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

30 JANUARY 2020

 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing review and development work.

 

Draft material is expected to be available in March 2020 for public consultation and feedback.

 

Summary of development

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

 

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in

 

Rail Infrastructure, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance

 

1 SEPTEMBER 2020

Final Draft Case for Endorsement

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in October 2020.

 

Consultation

 

29 APRIL 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Rail Infrastructure Skills TAC has finalised draft materials for this project.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 15 May 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

Summary of feedback

  • Fundamental grinding unit is also needed
  • Better pathways from the amalgamation into qualification streams
  • Amalgamating track turnout units has been a good thing for industry

 

 

Endorsement

 

2 FEBRUARY 2021

 

The Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 8.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The Transport and Logistics and Rail Industry Reference Committees, with support from Technical Advisory Committees, have developed new occupational skills standards and updated existing Training Package materials to address priority skill needs of the rail infrastructure, fuel storage and supply chain sectors.

 

Rail Infrastructure Skills – The Rail IRC updated seven rail infrastructure qualifications and associated Units of Competency to align with skill requirements at various operator levels. The revised Training Package also includes 17 revised units which incorporate new technologies used in building rail infrastructure and automation used in track infrastructure installation and maintenance.

 

To read more about the drivers for this project, please click on the Project overview tab.

 

To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package; mapping information which details the changes that have been made to the materials; regulation and licensing implications; and useful links to other information.

 

The approved Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 8.0) is now available on training.gov.au:

 

This release includes the below listed projects:

 

The following materials were approved:

 

5 Qualifications

TLI Rail infrastructure skills:

TLI27120 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure

TLI27220 Certificate II in Rail Track Vehicle Driving

TLI37120 Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure

TLI47120 Certificate IV in Rail Infrastructure

 

TLI Supply Chain skills:

TLI20420 Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations

 

8 New Units

TLI Rail infrastructure skills:

TLIW0001 Apply rail grinding fundamentals

 

TLI Fuel storage dangerous goods contractor:

TLIX0022 Decommission fuel storage and dispensing systems

TLIX0024 Install, modify and commission fuel storage and dispensing systems

TLIX0025 Maintain fuel storage and dispensing systems

TLIX0027 Work safely at a fuel storage and dispensing site

TLIX0026 Work in compliance with fuel storage and dispensing site requirements

 

TLI Supply Chain operations:

TLIF0019 Follow vehicle protocols for loading and unloading

TLIX0023 Identify the roles and functions of the supply chain industry

 

31 Revised Units

TLI Rail infrastructure skills:

TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools

TLIC0010 Propel and operate light on-track equipment

TLID0012 Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane

TLID0013 Supervise mobile crane operations

TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor

TLIL0003 Apply asset management system

TLIR0001 Implement purchasing systems

TLIS0002 Install and maintain surface track drainage

TLIS0004 Measure and mark track for resurfacing

TLIS0001 Construct and assemble points and crossings

TLIS0003 Install turnouts

TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules

TLIW0004 Grind rails

TLIW0005 Grind switches and crossings

TLIW0008 Weld rail using flashbutt welding process

TLIW0006 Heat and cut materials using oxy-LPG equipment for the rail industry

TLIW0003 Grind rail on tram/light rail systems

 

TLI Supply Chain operations:

TLIA0020 Package goods

TLIA0022 Pick and process orders

TLIA0023 Receive goods

TLIA0024 Replenish stock

TLIA0019 Despatch stock

TLIA0021 Participate in stocktakes

TLIB0011 Undertake general site maintenance

TLIE0006 Present routine workplace information

TLIH0003 Prioritise courier delivery operations

TLIJ0001 Apply grain protection measures

TLIJ0002 Implement grain monitoring measures

TLIK0003 Perform electronic data interchange to transmit documentation

TLIP0001 Sell products and services

TLIW0002 Clean and inspect pooled equipment

 

Approval

 

16 DECEMBER 2020

 

At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 8.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

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

 

Submission

 

28 OCTOBER 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

Case for Endorsement

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

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Ron Horne

Industry Skills Manager - Rail & Transport and Logistics

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536