Rail IRC Skills Forecast
The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts are produced annually to report on the industry outlook, new and emerging skills and associated training needs for each sector. They are a culmination of an extensive consultation and review process, led by each IRC.READ SKILLS FORECAST
Rail Industry Reference Committee
Industry Reference Committees (IRC) ensure the delivery of high-quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded through review, development and implementation of training package content.GO TO IRC
The Rail industry is a fundamental part of the Australian economy providing mobility to millions of passengers and vital freight services across the country.
The industry employs over 50,000 people across private and public operators, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers, infrastructure maintenance and suppliers. The industry underpins Australian business, as it carries people and commodities on over 33,000 km of track across the country and it is expanding at a rapid rate.
Rail IRC Chair Carol Hedrick:
“There are going to be significant changes in the rail industry over the next 10 years and the introduction of new technologies will change the way we do things. The rail industry has many different career paths, anything from protection officers, to track workers, network controllers and can be a lifetime career, it’s quite incredible what we have”
Rail Industry Snapshot
Industry Reference Committees ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.
The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts are produced annually to report on the industry outlook, new and emerging skills and associated training needs for each sector.
Training Packages specify the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the workplace through units of competency.
Rail Industry Careers
Australia’s rail industry provides mobility to millions of passengers and vital freight services across the country and it is expanding at a rapid rate. Employing almost 50,000 people in urban, regional and rural areas of Australia, rail operations are transforming thanks to recent technology changes such as automation and driverless systems.
Get on board for a career in customer service, or one where you can use your technical and professional skills to move freight, build and maintain tracks, and organize the movement of thousands of people every day. Offering flexibility, security and great training along the way, a career in rail might be just what you’re looking for.
Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water