The first stage of the METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Midland campus is complete.
The Training Centre is WA’s first dedicated facility to support training for the rail industry and will equip local people with the skills needed to build and operate rail in Western Australia.
Stage one includes new rail signalling workshops, which will be where a new electrical rail signalling qualification will run from to complement the range of engineering qualifications supporting METRONET manufacturing and maintenance.
The hands-on training with industry providing specialised equipment to customise the new workshops, will give students the opportunity to work on real equipment.
Semester 1, 2021 will kick off with a pilot group of employees from Rio Tinto, John Holland Group and Hitachi undertaking a Certificate IV in Electrical Rail Signalling.
From Semester 2, 2021 people with a WA electrical licence can undertake Certificate IV in Electrical Rail Signalling
The State Government’s lower fees, local skills initiative means people under 25 or eligible people of all ages looking for work will pay no more than $400 in annual course fees.
Find out more about this initiative here.