Meeting rail industry needs

Skills Recognition processes should be developed through ongoing consultation with the relevant industry—in this case the rail industry—to ensure a thorough understanding of the needs of the industry, the relevant units of competency and the associated skill sets.

Safety is a very high priority across all sectors of the rail industry. Some rail operators are reluctant to engage with Skills Recognition because they believe it could compromise their safety obligations under the national regulatory scheme. It is advisable for assessors (and RTOs) to have a sound understanding of the safety implications of Skills Recognition, especially for applicants who are deemed to be Rail Safety Workers (see below).

Skills recognition and Rail Safety Workers
Many people working in the rail industry can be...
Assessing abstract and 'Employability' skills
Skills Recognition processes can be improved by...
The National Rail Safety Regulator (NRSR)
Australia now has a National Rail Safety Regula...