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Welcome to Rail Innovation Australia

Rail Innovation Australia Pty Ltd is the spin-off company created from the Cooperative Research Centre for Railway Engineering and Technologies (Rail CRC) which officially closed in June 2007. The company was established to take the technologies and Intellectual Property developed by the Research Centre to the market for the benefit of the rail industry going forward.

The company is the exclusive licensee of Rail CRC technologies and educational materials jointly developed and owned by CRC participants: Aurizon, RailCorp, Pacific National, ARTC, TTG Transportation, CQUniversity, UQ, QUT, UNISA, UoW and Monash University . Since being established, RIA has been maintaining links and working closely with many of the Rail CRC participants while growing the network of other organisations involved in the technology and education projects.

Intellectual property management and commercialisation is the main area of RIA expertise. The company has a unique position in the Australian markets continuing development of new technologies and educational solutions for the railway industry via customer-driven cooperative business ventures.

The intellectual property portfolio to RIA by Rail CRC participants has a variety of item including research outputs, software products, technology solutions and educational materials. While commercialisation of Rail CRC outputs is the main short-term objective of the company, Rail Innovation Network is the first R&D product built on the intellectual property owned by RIA.

Positioning itself as an industry leader in intellectual property transfer, commercialisation and the development of new technologies RIA works with and provides services to overseas manufacturers and SME companies interested in developing new and adapting existing products making them most suitable to the operating environment of the Australian railway industry.

Maintaining and managing educational materials cooperatively developed by experienced industry experts in Rail CRC, RIA is well positioned to help the industry with ongoing and growing needs in education and training. More than 500 rail professionals working in Australia and 30 other countries have undertook a study via distant education programs in Rail Operation Management, Rail Infrastructure, Signalling & Telecommunication and Rolling Stock. Those programs and professional development courses are delivered by CQUniversity, QUT and the University of Wollongong and managed by RIA with the help and advice from Industry Advisory Committees formed from representatives from the ARA, RTSA, IRSE, RTAA and 18 largest railway organisations.


Education & Training for Rail Professionals

Enhance Rail Skills and Fast Track to Success

Postgraduate Programs with Australia’s Top Universities

Unique postgraduate rail training programs developed by a joint venture between the Australian rail industry and the universities are now available to domestic and international students. The post-graduate programs in Railway Signalling & Telecommunications, Railway Operations Management, Railway Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Engineering are delivered online by CQUniversity, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Wollongong. Download Brochure

Rail Operations Managment Professional Courses

Continued Professional­ Development Courses       On-line delivered by CQUniversity, Australia
  • Railway Infrastructures
  • Rail Network
  • Rail Operations Management
  • Passenger and Freight Operations
  • Rail Operations Risk Management and Administration
  • Train Planning

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