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Case Study: Developing Rail Signalling Leadership and Management Capabilities


The Project

This project required the development of a course in rail signalling that built critical skills and knowledge around managing and leading a team.

The challenge was to align the learning experience, content and materials with a new accredited training course – an AQF Diploma in Rail Signalling qualification.

The Work

Instruction Design Australia (IDA) and Discover Learning Design’s (DLD) team of consultants used instructional design principles and techniques to build resources for the Diploma in Rail Signalling qualification, including key topics such as project management, incident management, evaluation of signalling equipment, coordinating fault diagnosis and rectification and managing team member work performance.

Practical projects and real-to-life activities were embedded throughout the learning design to provide participants with engaging, hands-on learning experiences that can be easily transferred to the real world. On-the-job trainers support the application of new skills and knowledge to the workplace, which is critical in a high-risk environment.


The Outcome

Participants not only acquire the knowledge to perform their role, but also apply their understanding to various scenarios prior to completing the qualification. This new qualification plays a significant role in establishing a cohort of experienced leaders for the future of the public transport industry.

Instructional Design

Instructional Design Australia (IDA) offers a comprehensive and flexible instructional design, learning design, and workplace training consulting service, focussing on learning design and development to meet the business objectives and learning needs of your organisation and people.

Contact Us

Instructional Design Australia (IDA) provides eLearning services across Australia. With team members in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, IDA will enable your people to engage, learn, and perform.

Contact Details

Ph: 1300 528 736

Michael Peart
Ph: 0434 075 231

Bianca Schimizzi
Ph: 0416 013 623

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