Rail Industry Reference Committee

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:

Organisation Type Organisation Representative Coverage
Employer / Enterprise Rio Tinto Ms Victoria Kent (Deputy Chair) WA
Metro Trains Australia TBA TBA
Pacific National TBA TBA
Queensland Rail Ms Carol Hedrick (Chair) QLD
Public Transport Authority of WA Mr Brian Appleby WA
Transport for NSW Ms Jocelyn Edwards NSW
SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Mr Philip Christie SA
Level Crossing Removal Authority Mr Brad Giddins VIC
John Holland Group TBA TBA
Australian Rail Track Corporation Ms Laurell McLean NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and SA
Employee Representative Rail Tram and Bus Union Mr Gary Talbot National
Peak/Advisory/ Association Australasian Railway Association Mr Robert Wilson National
Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board Mr Mike Aviet National