The RTAA is proud to recognise the outstanding achievements of members in the promotion of diversity and workplace inclusion in rail through the establishment of the Australasian Rail Diversity Award. The Award will be announced at the Annual Dinner in 2021 (please note the Annual dinner for 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19).
The Australian rail community continues to suffer from a chronic lack of skills. Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is one way to redress these issues. Diverse workforces have been proven to improve business outcomes. Put simply, diversity makes good business sense!
The RTAA is an inclusive Association that promotes knowledge sharing and fosters collaboration within rail and across other industries throughout Australia, whilst continuing to be sustainable.
The RTAA’s key objectives are:
The RTAA seeks to recognise and acknowledge members who meet standards of excellence in the promotion of diverse and inclusive workforces within their organisation. To achieve this, the RTAA has established the annual Australasian Rail Diversity Award.
In relation to the Award, ‘a diverse and inclusive workforce’ is one that has a genuine mix of women, young people, Indigenous people and other individuals that reflect the nature of the Australian community. This includes a range of ages, cultural and religious groups, people of diverse abilities and individuals from a range of sexual orientations.
Organisations should provide the following as part of their entry:
Organisations are asked to provide only relevant information, either written or video format, that directly supports their submission, to a maximum of 10 pages for written submissions.
All current corporate members of the RTAA are eligible to submit an entry for this Award.
See Eligibility and Terms and Conditions for more information.
All entries will be judged by an independent panel formed by the RTAA’s Management Committee. A Chair will lead the panel which will include representatives from member organisations. Individuals will not be permitted to judge entries from organisations which they are affiliated with or employed by. Applicants will be judged on their ability to:
The winner of the RTAA’s Australasian Rail Diversity Award will receive the following:
Participating in the Awards provides organisations with an opportunity to:
If you have any questions or need assistance submitting your nomination, please contact RTAA’s Business Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re extremely proud to announce the WINNER of the RTAA Australasian Rail Diversity Award – Coleman Rail !
The RTAA Diversity Award recognises the outstanding achievements of our members in the promotion of #diversity and workplace #inclusion in rail.
Coleman Rail stands out as an industry leader in this area focussing not only on gender diversity but inclusion with programs that encourage more senior workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the next generation to join our industry.
We’re delighted to announce the RUNNER UP of the RTAA Australasian Rail Diversity Award – Transdev!
The RTAA Diversity Award recognises the outstanding achievements of our members in the promotion of diversity and workplace inclusion in rail.
Our judges were hugely impressed by Transdev’s “Belong at Transdev” strategy which brings together the different programs relating to Gender, Accessibility, Cultural differences, Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Age and LGTBIQ.
On Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, the winners of the 2018 Australasian Diversity in Rail Award winners were announced;
Bradley Giddins, Director, Industry Capability and Inclusion for Level Crossing Removal Project,
accepting the 2018 Australasian Diversity in Rail Award.
Ann Tomlinson, Director, Alium Works accepting the 2018 Australasian Diversity in Rail Award
- Highly Commended Award.
The RTAA is proud to recognise the outstanding achievements of members in the promotion of diversity and workplace inclusion through the establishment of the Australasian Rail Diversity Award.
The award represents our response to the chronic skills shortage that continues to affect the Australian rail community and is also reflected in our strategic priorities. We know that creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is one way to redress this issue. Added to this, diverse workforces have been proven to increase business outcomes.
Congratulations to both Level Crossing Removal Authority & Alium Works for the work you are doing to create a diverse workforce
Put simply, diversity makes good business sense.
Why not put your organisation forward for an award!