CENTRAL Queensland University and the Co-operative Research Centre for Railway Engineering & Technologies signed a two-year licensing agreement on March 25, allowing CQU to continue to offer a post-graduate diploma in railway signalling which was originally launched in 2004.

CEO Prof Dudley Roach said Rail CRC was working with the rail industry to address a skills crisis, ’impacting particularly in the technical and engineering spheres’. This has been exacerbated by a legacy of differing practices across the states. According to Prof Elizabeth Taylor of CQU, the programme has attracted international interest, and may be extended to the UK and southeast Asia. n