Workforce Development

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is driving a collaborative and coordinated approach to tackle major workforce issues via the Rail Workforce Development Committee (RWDC), where Senior HR executives from industry meet, educate, benchmark and share information, knowledge and experience on workforce development matters and issues relevant to the rail industry.  
The Strategic Objective of the RWDC is to promote diversity and collaboration in the rail workforce to ensure rail becomes an employer of choice for the future. In addition, the RWDC is to inform and advise the ARA Board on workforce development issues including:
  • Skills and training needs now and in the future (forecasting);
  • Approaches to attract, retain and develop talent;
  • Ways to improve diversity, including gender and indigenous employment; and
  • Encourage greater use of emerging technologies, including innovative approaches to training delivery.

A copy of the RWDC Terms of Reference is available here.

More Information

For more information on Workforce Development matters please contact Natalie Currey via or on 02 6270 4512.