Rail Industry Worker

By law, everyone working within a rail reserve must be able to provide proof of competency. As a member of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), John Holland has been working with the industry to develop a competency management solution for employees and contractors. The Rail Industry Worker (RIW) program provides a single nationally recognised competency management system for rail workers and is owned and endorsed by the ARA.

All contractors performing rail safety work on rail industry work sites across Australia hold a current Rail Industry Worker Card. In addition, they are expected to fulfill a minimum of one role with the associated competencies. These specific roles and competencies are outlined in the matrices below.

To see network requirements click here.

Note: All contractors preforming rail safety work on rail industry work sites must also meet the applicable Rail Operators minimum requirement, outlined here.


John Holland Business Rules and Competency Matrices