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Thursday, 26 October 2017

New Rail Track Engineering qualification announced

New Rail Track Engineering qualification announced

Engineering Education Australia (EEA) is excited to have partnered with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to launch a new Rail Track Engineering Qualification. The 12-month interactive course delivers key tools and knowledge in core areas of Rail Engineering.

Aimed at a range of specialists and engineers with rail infrastructure experience, the qualification fills a critical knowledge and skill gap that is currently not being addressed in the VET or Tertiary sectors. Lead by EEA's Education Manager, Sandra Gallagher B.A., M.A., M.ICT(Ed) and supported by lead knowledge experts from industry and TfNSW, participants will undertake practical activities and benefit from contemporary learning principles such as virtual and augmented reality.

The first cohort will consist of 18 rail infrastructure staff from across the transport sector who have a range of backgrounds, experience, knowledge and existing qualifications. During the program's launch, EEA's Gallagher highlighted the need to improve educational experiences for rail staff. She has introduced TfNSW to the collaborative learning spaces within the University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering and IT building, and supports the participants in their learning via EEA's new learning management system EngLearn. This is an exciting time for the rail industry throughout Australia, with the announcement from the current government on rail expenditure in the coming years.

During the next two years, TfNSW Organisational Development will work with EEA to roll the Rail Track Engineering program out to more participants in Sydney Trains and Asset Standards Authority (ASA) and to the broader rail industry.

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