The Victorian Government has partnered with the rail industry to develop a vocational Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Railway Signalling Systems.

The first intake of signalling cadets started recently at Newport Rail Academy. The nine cadets will get vital, on-the-job training while working on the Metro Tunnel and Level Crossing Removal Project – boosting their skills and experience while building the biggest transport projects in Victoria’s history.

Metro train crossing

The cadets will be in high demand in Victoria’s rapidly growing rail industry with current level crossing removals and other major transport projects creating tens-of-thousands of jobs across the state.

Over the next two years more than 150 cadets will be recruited to help address the skills gap in railway signal engineering.

The new courses have been developed in under six months in collaboration with Metro, V/Line, United Group Limited, Aurecon Group, and Siemens Limited, with accreditation guidance from Box Hill Institute.

The Major Project Skills Guarantee mandates that at least 10 per cent of work on all major Government projects in Victoria is carried out by apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.

For more information visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority website.

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