TLI (Rail) Rolling Stock Maintainer
The Rail IRC proposed this development of a Certificate in Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer due to the increased need by rail transport operators to develop in-house capabilities for the maintenance of rail rolling stock. In the past, rail maintenance has relied on traditional trades for qualified persons to perform these tasks, but with plug-and-play technologies and the need to specialise in the rail sector, it is becoming difficult to recruit competent operators. With rail operators experiencing a skill shortage of in-house maintenance capability, rail network owners need to create a career pathway for rail rolling stock maintainers.
The IRC and Industry identified the need to develop a Qualification for a Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer to incorporate rail (including light rail) technology and part replacement requirements to maintain rail traffic efficiencies. With rail traffic steadily climbing, the rail rolling stock maintainer role is expanding and reliability expectations increasing. Skills and knowledge requirements relating to new automation systems, security and monitoring operations will be included, along with maintainer roles relating to rail traffic to ensure alignment with specific rail and light rail operator requirements.
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 to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.
The Rail IRC will undertake broad consultations with rail industry stakeholders throughout the project’s duration. Additional consultation and engagement will be undertaken on the IRCs behalf with State Training Authorities and other key industry stakeholders, including seeking public feedback and input into development and validation of the material.
Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.
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.
The proposal is to:
- Create one new qualification – Certificate in Rail Rolling Stock Maintenance
- Review existing TLI and imported units for suitability
- Develop two new units Units of Competency
- Create three new skill sets
Create three new skill sets.
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.
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.
Technical advisory committee
The Rail Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.
Comprising 17 subject matter experts from Industry, Employer Associations, Union and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:
- Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding Rail Rolling Stock Maintenance to the review and development of Units of Competency, qualifications and Skill Sets
- Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
- Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
- Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
- Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
- Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
- Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority
The TAC held its first meeting on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.
9 SEPTEMBER 2020
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 develop a new Certificate in Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer Qualification, two new Units of Competency and three Skill Sets, that will enable rail transport operators to develop in-house basic maintenance capabilities for rail rolling stock and preventative maintenance.
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 25 September 2020.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
25 JANUARY 2020
On behalf of the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee for the Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer project have drafted materials for the Transport & Logistics Training Package and is requesting stakeholder feedback.
The TAC developed a new qualification that will create a career pathway for rolling stock maintainers and enable operators to develop in-house capabilities for preventative maintenance of rolling stock. The TAC also developed three new Skill Sets and two new Units of Competency.
Feedback closed Friday, 26 February 2021.
17 MARCH 2021
FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL
On behalf of the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee for the Rail Rolling Stock Maintainer project has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of revised draft materials.
The TAC developed a new Certificate II in Rail Rolling Stock Maintenance that will create a career pathway for rolling stock maintenance workers and enable operators to develop in-house capabilities. The TAC also developed three new Skill Sets and two new Units of Competency.
Feedback closed Tuesday, 6 April 2021.
Industry Skills Manager - Rail & Transport and Logistics