The Rail Industry Worker Program (RIW) is a national competency management framework for rail workers across Australia.
The RIW Program is owned by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and is endorsed by all of its member organisations. The RIW Program also meets regulatory requirements and complies with Rail Safety National Law.
The RIW Program supports the rail industry by giving participant organisations full visibility of workers moving between projects and employers, maintaining a single electronic record about each worker’s health, education and competencies. This ensures that work is carried out by qualified people and enhances overall safety on rail networks across Australia.
The RIW Program moved from a previous service provider to new service provider Metro Trains Australia on 28 June 2019.
The RIW Program offers many benefits to the local rail industry in Australia: