With public transport high on the political agenda around the country, this is a great time to build your skills in rail transport


We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations like Rail and Maritime Transport Union and members of your industry to build skilled employees. This support includes ensuring your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, supporting industry events like conferences and celebrating your learners’ success.

Qualifications available

These qualifications are for people looking to move into or already employed in the rail transport industry, both passenger and freight. The skills and training needed depend on the area you want to specialise in.

This qualification is designed for people starting a career in rail passenger operations. It recognises competency in a range of basic skills that everyone in a customer service role in the rail transport industry needs.

NZQA qualification overview

This qualification is designed for people starting a career in rail infrastructure services including tracks, structures, signals and communications.

NZQA qualification overview

This qualification builds a broad range of competencies needed to maintain rail tracks, structures and signals.

NZQA qualification overview

This qualification recognises the skills and knowledge needed to operate as a Locomotive Engineer on freight and passenger trains. These qualifications give a base of core skills and knowledge, including workplace health and safety, emergency response, and communication.

The Level 3 strand is for locomotive engineers of a multiple unit/railcar passenger services train. The Level 4 strands are for locomotive engineers operating on the national rail network in either the freight or passenger sectors.

NZQA qualification overview