Network controllers are responsible for the safe direction of passenger and freight train movements while getting them to where they need to go on time.
Network controllers are generally trained internally drawing on competencies from the TLI40921 - Certificate IV in Rail Network Control. Because they are trained on a specific system their skills are often not recognised across networks.
Understanding who's training in these skills, where they're getting trained and who's paying for it will help to develop more programs in this area to address a widening skills gap.
A link to our research on Rail Network Control training can be found below.
Read more about Rail Network Controllers training and career pathways here.