The ARTC Inland Rail Skills Academy is partnering with Deborah Wilson Consulting Services to facilitate a ‘Pathways to Opportunities’ capability building program for businesses along the Albury to Parkes section of Inland Rail in Southern New South Wales (NSW). The program, which will run over a nine month period, will help regional businesses understand how to engage with buyers, prepare compliant tender submissions, and manage contracts for work on major projects and within regional supply chains.

How will you benefit

If you are committed to taking your business to the next level, this program will:

  • help your business learn what major project buyers want from suppliers
  • improve your skills and capabilities to be a competitive supplier
  • assist your business to be compliant with buyer requirements
  • ensure your business is prepared for procurement processes and managing contracts
  • improve your access to local, regional and project buyers to strengthen your profile.

How does it work?

The program will be delivered across five workshops over nine months with mentoring support available between workshops. Each session is interactive and includes a brief presentation (including a buyer presentation) followed by targeted support – both one-on-one and small groups. As participant numbers are capped, businesses will need to be able to commit to the full program duration.

Workshop locations and schedule

The Southern NSW program will be delivered in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Forbes/Parkes commencing in July 2023.

Program eligibility

Before registering, please click here to check your eligibility.

Limited spots available.

Businesses interested in participating in the program are encouraged to register early as places are limited.

Businesses who have registered interest will be contacted by ARTC Inland Rail and informed of the outcome of their registration and next steps.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in this program. If you require assistance, please contact

Supplier Capability Development Program - Registration of Interest