Cross River Rail surpasses 150 new apprentices and trainees

More than 150 apprentices and trainees have gained practical experience working on Queensland’s largest infrastructure project – Cross River Rail – with more set to follow thanks to a new training qualification.

Cross River Rail is a great opportunity for Queensland workers and contractors to benefit the State’s largest infrastructure project.

Cross River Rail will create more than 7,700 jobs during the life of its construction and create 450 opportunities for trainees and apprentices.

These extensive training opportunities mean that the project will leave a lasting skills development opportunity and will transform the future of train travel across the whole of South East Queensland.

a group of Cross River Rail workers on site

So far, more than 2,300 jobs have been generated, meaning Cross River Rail is doing a lot of heavy lifting as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19, right when our economy needs it most.

Cross River Rail and TAFE Queensland are introducing a new Certificate III Rail Infrastructure traineeship qualification – a first for Queensland.

We are committed to creating jobs now and developing career paths for younger people over their lifetime.

This new Certificate III qualification in Rail Infrastructure will be delivered by TAFE Queensland to benefit the wider industry, not just those working on Cross River Rail.

It ensures that the project leaves a training legacy that will benefit Queensland’s skilled labour force for years to come.