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  1. The information on this website has been developed for the Cooperative Research Centre for Rail Innovation (ABN 56 512 445 129. The authors are grateful to the CRC for Rail Innovation (established and supported under the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres program) for the funding of this research. Project No. P4 111, Skills Recognition Framework Organisations that have participated in the research and compilation of material for this website include The University of South Australia (ABN 37 191 313 308) and Central Queensland University (ABN 39 181 103 288), Australasian Railway Association, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, Metro Trains Melbourne, Public Transport Authority - WA, and RailCorp NSW Australia (collectively the ‘Participants’).


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