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 Engineers Australia’s Graduate Program, 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, our graduate 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 managers to guide their graduate’s development, it’s delivered online over 18-months through a mix of live and on-demand learning; six workshops plus two-hours of self-paced learning per week. So you’ll be able to provide personalised and structured professional development to your engineering graduates.

You'll also be able to keep track of your people's progress applying their newly developed skills to their work through online learning portfolios and performance feedback activities.

Upon completion, participants 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

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18 months
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Delivery options

Public program - if you have a few graduate engineers and want them to network with peers from other organisations. It's is delivered as a completely online learning experience, allowing graduates to continue their professional development from any location.

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
Additional Information

Program options

Private corporate program - if you have many graduate engineers and need an exclusive program that complements your existing learning and development programs. This can be delivered completely online or with face-to-face elements.

What you’ll learn

By completing the program, your graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate interpersonal and business skills into the day-to-day execution of their role.
  2. Support and contribute to the multidisciplinary engineering teams.
  3. Manage small-scale engineering projects to meet business and community needs.
  4. Apply problem-solving and ethical decision-making techniques to engineering work and projects.
  5. Regulate emotional and behavioural responses when dealing with change and challenging situations.
  6. Manage their own professional development to maintain skills and pursue career goals.


  • Communication
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethical practice
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Professionalism
  • Manage projects
  • Manage risk
  • Teamwork
  • Stakeholder engagement

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.

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

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 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.

  • Leadership
  • Influence and negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Change management
  • Diversity and inclusion

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.

  • The project management lifecycle
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethics

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