Education and Training Solutions for the Railway Industry
Rail CRC, a joint venture between six railway organisations and six
universities provided an opportunity for the Australian railway
industry to collaboratively develop educational materials that
would support transfer of knowledge from experienced engineers and
managers to younger generations and new staff entering the
Comprehensive educational materials covering four major areas of
railway knowledge in
Operation Management ,
Stock Engineering ,
and Telecommunications have been produced as an outcome of collaborative efforts between
the industry and academics. These materials are a unique
combination of fundamental concepts and knowledge required from
railway engineers and managers, latest industry reference materials
essential to practitioners and multiple case-studies introducing
learners to industry-specific challenges and problems.
An RIA responsibility is to ensure that the materials remain
relevant and current, and at any time the industry has access to a
set of educational and training solutions best placed for educating
industry professionals and assisting them with their careers.
Industry Advisory Committees comprising senior engineers and managers from the Australasian
Railway Association, railway professional associations and largest
national and international railway organisations are overseeing the
delivery and maintenance of RIA university programs and courses.
Whether you are looking to build or enhance your knowledge in a
particular area of railways or would like to undertake a
comprehensive study toward a degree, RIA programs and courses
CQUniversity via internet provide you with an opportunity to study from
anywhere in the world at a time of your convenience. Importantly,
Programs could also be used as rail professional development
courses by engineers and managers commencing their work for the
industry. If you need to learn about a particular area of railways
relevant to your job responsibilities, you could enrol in a
particular module of a Program, complete it and get a credit toward
a university degree.
The RIA Programs are a key element of the ‘core
curriculum’ being developed by the Australasian Railway
‘One Track’ initiative . The purpose of the initiative is to create a national curriculum
and requirements accepted by railway organisations and authorities
Educational materials collaboratively developed by the industry in
Rail CRC are also available for licensing to Australian companies
undertaking consultancies and other projects overseas. If you are
looking to provide services to an overseas client and have a need
to develop a customised training course, the industry-developed
materials may simplify your task by providing real-life case
studies, data, diagrams and images that could be helpful to you.
RIA to discuss your needs.