Engineers Australia's Graduate Learning Program - Rail

Give your graduate engineers the skills they need to thrive in the rail industry.


Engineers Australia's Graduate Learning Program - Rail

Give your graduate engineers the skills they need to thrive in the rail industry.

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Program overview

Today’s graduate engineers need to develop fundamentals skills to perform effectively in the rail industry.

With Graduate Learning Program - Rail, your people will access structured learning and development and gain the practical skills needed in your engineering team. Designed and delivered in partnership with the Australasian Railway Association, this program bridges the skills gap from university to the workplace. 

Are you looking to develop your graduates’ interpersonal and project management skills?

  • Help transform them into proactive professionals who can perform independently and understand how their work impacts your team.
  • Ideal for organisations looking to strengthen their graduate recruitment and development offering, our program is an excellent way to attract and retain your engineering talent.
  • Designed to support you guide your graduates’ development, it’s delivered online over 18-months through a mix of live and on-demand learning.
  • Provide structured on-the-job skills development that directly relates to the work they do. And keep track of their progress through evidence of skill application.
  • Upon completion, graduate engineers will earn recognition and can showcase their skills development through a digital badge and learning portfolio. 

This program is delivered in partnership with the Australasian Railway Association.

Is this program for you?

Your graduates must have an engineering degree in any discipline and been working in an engineering-related role in the rail industry for two years or less.


$5,990 ex GST per participant

Next intake

April 2024

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18 months
Additional Information

The program is delivered as a completely online learning experience, allowing graduates to continue their professional development from any location.

If you have a few graduate engineers and want them to network with peers from other organisations, enquire about the next program intake.

We deliver exclusive sessions of this program for groups of 10 or more.

You choose the time and place, duration and level of contextualisation to meet your goals.

Call us on +61 3 9321 1700 or complete the enquiry form to talk about your organisation's needs.

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Duration 18 months

What you’ll learn

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the rail industry. Participants will learn about the rail industry’s contribution to the economy and community, different types of rail infrastructure and rollingstock, rail specific asset management practices, how to safely operate a rail network, understand how the range of businesses that make up the rail supply chain work together.

  • Rail industry overview
  • Rail track infrastructure and rollingstock
  • Rail operations and safety
  • Passenger and freight rail
  • Contractors and supply chain

This module lays the foundations for professional and personal growth.

Graduates will develop self-management skills including emotional intelligence, resilience, and time management. They will also improve critical interpersonal skills including communication, giving and receiving feedback, teamwork, and networking techniques.

And they will learn how to take responsibility for their career by pursuing further professional development and credentials such as Chartered status.

  • Actioning feedback
  • Communication
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Self-management

This module builds leadership and professional capabilities to drive performance and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Graduates will learn influencing and negotiation strategies to work effectively with stakeholders, as well as the skills to support and move through change.

They will also learn how to lead high-performing teams and foster diversity and inclusion in multidisciplinary and virtual team environments.

  • Conflict management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Influence and negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Supporting change

This module focuses on the skills and methods to deliver projects using the latest edition of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), PMBOK7.

Graduates also learn the principles to solve problems, particularly how to apply them to ethical and sustainability issues on engineering projects.

  • Ethics
  • Problem-solving
  • Project lifecycle
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder management

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