ARA Skills Capability Study

Skills Crisis- A Call to Action
In May 2018, the Australasian Railway Association engaged BIS Oxford Economics to undertake a workforce capability analysis for the rail industry.
The study was based on planned and forecast growth in rail infrastructure and rolling stock in Australia and New Zealand over the next 10 years, with implications for a range of rail industry skills across construction, manufacturing, operations and maintenance.
Through expansive stakeholder and industry engagement, gap analysis and extensive data analytics, the report explains skills demand in the rail industry over the coming decade, the key threats to workforce capability, and what industry and government can do to respond to meet the challenges of delivering on the significant rail infrastructure investment.
The report was launched at the AusRail 2018 Conference and Exhibition on 27 November 2018.
See the full report here.
See the ARA media release here.