Rail Industry Reference Committee

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IRC membership details are updated each quarter.

The Rail IRC is responsible for the national training package qualifications relevant to rail infrastructure, track protection, shunting, rail track vehicle driving, tram or light rail infrastructure, customer service, rail driving, rail track surfacing, signalling, electric passenger train guard, track protection, heritage locomotive assistant or steam locomotive fireman, train driving, safety investigation, network control, safety management, tram/light rail control and rail operations management.

These rail specific qualifications are components of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Rail IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards Limited (AIS). For more information visit AIS.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.

The AISC has approved the following members for the Rail IRC:

Category Organisation Representative Member Type Jurisdiction
Employee Association Rail, Tram and Bus Union Australia (RTBU) Gary Talbot Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Level Crossing Removal Authority (Victoria) Brad Giddins Member VIC
Employer/Enterprise Public Transport Authority - Government of Western Australia Brian Appleby Member WA
Employer/Enterprise Queensland Rail Carol Hedrick Chair  QLD
Employer/Enterprise Transport for NSW Brett  O'Connor Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise Pacific National Caron Bryan Member NSW
Employer/Enterprise John Holland Group Pty Ltd Kay Yates Member VIC
Employer/Enterprise Metro Trains Australia  TBA Member  
Employer/Enterprise Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SA On-Hold Member SA
Employer/Enterprise Rio Tinto Victoria Kent Deputy Chair WA
Employer/Enterprise Australian Rail Track Corporation Laurell McLean Member NSW
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) Mike Aviet Member QLD
Peak/Advisory/Assoc. Australasian Railway Association Fiona  Love  Member ACT