Engineers Australia's Graduate Learning Program - Rail

Shaping engineering graduates in the rail industry into proactive professionals and future leaders


Engineers Australia's Graduate Learning Program - Rail

Shaping engineering graduates in the rail industry into proactive professionals and future leaders

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Program overview

Engineers Australia’s Graduate Learning Program - Rail is designed for organisations in the rail industry that are ready to invest in their graduate workforce and shape them into efficient and effective engineering professionals.

Our program will give your graduates the many skills they need to thrive as engineers while showing them how to continue developing these skills independently into the future. It will give them a greater understanding of the impact of their work and decisions on others.

Designed in consultation with engineering organisations and the Australasian Railway Association, this engaging and flexible 18-month program helps new engineers develop the skills to achieve business results. Content within the program aligns to the underpinning knowledge engineers need to start their journey towards Chartered status.

Our program is an excellent way to attract and retain your graduate workforce.

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

Is this program for you?

Your graduate(s) 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.

Delivery options

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

It is delivered through a mix of flexible online education practices, including experiential and social learning, interactive webinars, virtual workshops, engaging materials with coaching and support. 

The program is flexible and you can customise the content and delivery modes to meet your business needs and complement your other learning programs.


$5,990 ex GST per participant

Next Intake

26 April 2023
RSVP by 19 April 2023

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18 months

We can customise this program for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

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

Enquire Now

[email protected]


Duration 18 months

What you’ll learn

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 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

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