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
  1. 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

 

Consultation

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Quality Assurance

1 SEPTEMBER 2020

Final Draft Case for Endorsement

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and can be accessed via the links below.

To view the final drafts, please click below.

Case for Endorsement

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Mapping Attachments Document

Qualifications

Skill Sets

Units of Competency

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

 

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Ron Horne

Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: (03) 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536