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Arc proud to partner with ECU and ARA


NEWS UPDATE 17.05.2024

Arc proud to partner with ECU and ARA

Arc is one of multiple partners providing funding and technical expertise to support the creation of rail-specific engineering course materials for Edith Cowan University.

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Arc Infrastructure was pleased to be part of the recent announcement of a partnership between the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Edith Cowan University to develop a set of railway engineering units for inclusion in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs commencing in 2025.

As one of the industry partners supporting the development of the course content, Arc has been heavily involved in the discussions which led to the formal agreement being signed earlier in May.

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) and Rio Tinto are the two other industry partners contributing to the development of course material, and who have provided funding to support the course creation.

Arc’s subject matter experts will be assisting with units on the following subject areas:
  • Railway Electrical, Control and Signal Systems
  • Railway Design, Construction & Maintenance
  • Railway System Mechanics

Head of People Sam Crowford has been leading the initiative within Arc, as a priority for meeting the current and future demand for engineers with rail specific knowledge.

“Tailoring content to be rail specific will not only benefit the rail industry, but the next generation of workers who will have the knowledge they need to be workforce ready,” Sam said.

“We are looking forward to seeing the new content rolled out next year.”

This program delivers on one of the 40 original initiatives of Arc’s Sustainability Strategy, which focused on the importance of partnerships to development new pathways for future rail workers.

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