RIW Program Owner
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is the peak body for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand. The ARA represents more than 150 member organisations including passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and consultants. Members include listed and private rail-related companies, government agencies and franchisees.
The ARA promotes the amenity and economic benefits of the rail sector by advocating for favourable policy and regulation. They provide numerous events throughout the year for networking and business development opportunities, encouraging and facilitating collaboration and sharing within the rail industry by connecting individuals and organisations to their network around Australia, New Zealand and the globe. They also have a range of initiatives to attract and retain graduates, school leavers and employees to the rail sector including actions to attract and retain young professionals and women.
The ARA owns and endorses the RIW Program on behalf of its members and industry.
For more detailed information about the ARA, visit www.ara.net.au
RIW Program Service Provider
Metro Trains Australia
Metro Trains Australia (MTA) is a consortium of rail and construction businesses with unrivalled credentials. The MTA team draws on the strengths and experience of three leading rail industry organisations: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, Australia’s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited.
MTA proudly delivers the Rail Industry Worker (RIW) Program for Australian rail industry workers on behalf of the ARA, effective 28 June 2019.
For more information, visit http://metrotrainsau.com/
National Rail Industry Worker Program Governance Structure
Made up of representatives from accredited rail transport operators, infrastructure organisations and principal contractor organisations, the National Rail Industry Worker governance structure is divided into three functioning committees, each with a different purpose.
National Rail Industry Worker Advisory Committee (NRIWAC)
Acting as representatives of industry, the NRIWAC’s role is to:
The NRIWAC is made up of executive-level rail industry representatives. Current representation includes:
National Rail Industry Worker Operations Committee (NRIWOC)
The NRIWOC’s role is to act as representatives of industry, to provide advice and guidance to support the operational performance of the RIW Program in line with the RIW System Services Agreement and provide guidance to the ARA, as program owners, and MTA as the RIW Service Provider.
The NRIWOC is made up of representatives from:
National Rail Industry Worker Matrices Committee (NRIWMC)
The NRIWMC’s role is to act as representatives of industry, to provide advice and guidance for developing and delivering standardised national job matrices, simplifying competency requirements, and providing consistency and transportability across participating rail operators.
NRIWMC members may also provide subject matter expertise on competency verification queries for individual cardholders. Competency queries are raised via MTA when the RIW Service Desk is unable to complete verification of evidence that does not meet current business rules for the RIW Program. Categories that the NRIWMC are expected to provide determinations on include:
The NRIWMC is made up of representatives from: