Albury locals ready for rail industry

Eight First Nations community members in Albury have successfully upskilled in their next phase of workplace training by completing a three day Rail Industry Readiness course run by First Nations Registered Training Organisation Yakka Training and the Inland Rail Skills Academy.

Participants at the Rail Industry Readiness course in Albury.

The course provided further training to the cohort, who last year graduated from a Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure and will prepare participants for rail and construction work opportunities in the future.

Throughout the course, participants studied topics including physical and mental fitness, financial literacy, safety training, cultural awareness, workplace professionalism, and leadership skills.

The Rail Industry Readiness course provides in-depth industry insight to participants and immediately enhances employment opportunities, and opportunities for further training in construction.

For more information on training and development opportunities available with the Inland Rail Skills Academy, visit our Education and Scholarships page or email

Stephen Jones, Inland Rail Director of Health, Safety and Environment, said:

“Inland Rail is delivering real opportunities for regional communities. We’re proud to support locals on the path to employment in the rail industry, as we continue with the job of completing Inland Rail from Beveridge to Parkes by 2027.

“Inland Rail is being built now to create a new freight future for Australia. Through the Skills Academy, Inland Rail is significantly contributing to communities along the alignment by creating opportunities for education, training, skills development, and employment.”

Learn more about the Albury to Illabo project

Image caption: Participants at the Rail Industry Readiness course in Albury.

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