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RSA wins two training contracts

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Queensland-based Rail Skills Australasia (RSA) has won a pair of international contracts to deliver workforce training. </span> <p>RSA will run two five-day training courses on behalf of Etihad Rail and Abu Dhabi, and will take 50 local workers through an introduction to rail program and an advanced rail program.</p><p>Paul Daly, chief executive for the not-for-profit industry consultancy, said the programs would utilise Australia’s best vocational training and academic resources available with two of the country’s most prominent rail academics involved in this world-class program.</p><p>“The Centre for Excellence in Rail Training (CERT) will develop and present the introduction course,” Daly said.</p><p>“We also welcome the involvement of the highly regarded industry academics, Dr Martin Murray, and Mike Garrett, delivering the advanced program.”</p><p>Etihad Rail’s training contract was tendered on by consultancies from around the world, but RSA succeeded in the process thanks to Australia’s education and training expertise, Daly said.</p><p>“We were successful in winning this contract as RSA can provide a one-stop-shop service for skilling, combined with our ability to tap into a vast network of educational and training organisations through our strong industry connections.&quot</p><p>Daly also credited Queensland premier, Campbell Newman, with the success.</p><p>Newman introduced the organisation to Etihad Rail during the Premier’s Trade Mission in August, Daly explained.</p><p>“RSA is particularly thankful to the Queensland Government and Austrade who supported our bid for this contract.”</p>