Rail signalling round-table
Rail signalling engineers and technicians are in high demand, and the skills gap is expected to widen as technology advances and systems move towards greater interoperability.
The National Rail Skills Hub (NRSH), with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Engineering Education Australia (EEA) brought together signalling experts from industry, the education sector, unions and governments at the first of a series of roundtables to address this challenge.
More than 55 people from 33 organisations came together to help identify ways to:
- define clearer training pathways
- ensure rail signalling skills are nationally recognised and portable
- make it easier for rail infrastructure managers to assess competencies by linking state-based training facilities and industry resources in rail signalling.