HRD Integrated Services - integrating technology, systems & people

About HRD
HRD: competency development, training and assessment

HRD Integrated Services is Victoria's premier provider of consulting services, professional development, training and assessment programs for rail signalling, rail infrastructure and organisations that deliver services to rail.

Specialised training

We can develop and deliver customised, non-accredited courses for a range of enterprise applications in rail infrastructure, including high voltage and electrical awareness; low voltage rescue, pole-top rescue and working at heights; and training for ARA competency matrices.

General programs

HRD’s accredited training and assessment programs also include construction induction, first aid and frontline management.

Training and assessment philosophy

HRD courses are developed with the customer in mind. Training is comprehensive; trainers are technically competent, skilled and experienced. HRD doesn't cut corners: assessment processes are rigorous and thorough; safety and risk management are priorities.

Services at a glance

1 Nationally recognised training and assessment

Nationally Recognised Training is available in electrical and mechanical rail signalling, rail infrastructure (track work), HV switching

2 Competency-based training and assessment

First aid and low voltage rescue, construction induction, pole-top rescue and confined spaces training for industry generally or with a rail flavour

3 Customised training and assessment solutions

Enterprise-specific responses to rail signalling and infrastructure equipment and competency matrix knowledge and skill needs

4 Specialist training for signalling and infrastructure staff

Responsive training in specialised rail signalling fields

5 Training and assessment resource development

Customised learner resources for rail

The HRD Training and Administration team

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Phil Nankervis

Director, HRD Integrated Services and rail signalling specialist

Phil Nankervis established HRD Integrated Services in July 2005 with a vision of providing a range of training and consulting services to industry.

Commencing his career as a rail signalling maintenance apprentice, Phil spent 10 years firstly as a rail signal maintainer in Australia and overseas, then a further 3 years with the Victorian Public Transport Corporation delivering rail signalling training to apprentices.

Phil also has local and international experience managing training projects. He has delivered rail signalling training across Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and in Singapore.

Prior to forming HRD Integrated Services, Phil was Training Manager for a leading electronic security manufacturer, developing training programs for sales teams and technicians installing and integrating high end alarm, access and CCTV products. During this time Phil trained engineers, project leaders and system integrators in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States.

Now under the HRD banner, Phil specialises in delivering rail signalling training and high voltage training.

Phil supports the rail signalling sector by volunteering his time toward development of rail signalling training infrastructure at the Rail Academy-Newport and by contributing his expertise to the maintenance of rail signalling qualifications. (Phil was Chairperson of the E-Oz Rail Signalling Technical Advisory Committee for the UEE Training Package.)

HRD Trainer-assessor

John Towler

Rail signalling training and resource development specialist

John is one of HRD's most experienced rail signalling training delivery and design team members. For breadth of experience and knowledge of rail signalling, signalling equipment and processes and technical training, John is without peer.

Prior to joining HRD in 2011, John forged a 30+ year rail signalling career in technical, maintenance, management and training roles.

Beginning as an apprentice with the then Victorian Railways, John progressed through maintenance and supervisory roles and subsequently into training roles with the Victorian Public Transport Corporation.

After a brief stint as Manager of Quality, OH&S and Environmental Systems for United Group, John joined V/Line as Signalling Competency Manager. This latter role brought John into contact with Phil Nankervis and, ultimately, a role with HRD.

John has also worked in rail signalling training roles with other specialist rail providers, including a stint with Ansaldo-STS as a technical trainer and also as a trainer with Rail Training International.

Nationally, the rail industry now benefits from John's wealth of knowledge and experience. He has delivered HRD rail signalling training to enterprises as diverse as the WA Public Transport Authority to ARTC in NSW.

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Hans Breet

Rail signalling training and high voltage training practitioner

Hans Breet's technical experience approaches 10 years as a signal maintenance technician on Victoria's metropolitan rail network.

During his employment with Mainco/ MetroTrains Melbourne, Hans played a significant part in major urban rail renewal projects as well as performing regular signal systems maintenance.

It's his up-to-date knowledge and experience that's invaluable to HRD's rail signalling training and to Hans's interaction with learners.

Interestingly, Hans completed his off-the-job rail signalling training with HRD Integrated Services and graduated with the Certificate IV in Rail and Tram Signal Systems.

Prior to training as a signal maintenance technician, Hans completed an apprenticeship as an electrician. This led him into later roles as diverse as a self-employed electrical contractor; as an electrician with the prestigious Langham Hotel in Melbourne; and as an automotive electrician with London United Busways.

Hans is also part of the delivery team for high voltage training to the rail industry.

HRD Trainer-assessor

Phil Jarvis

Rail signalling training and high voltage training practitioner

Phil is an elder statesman of rail signalling and rail signalling training.

He has amassed almost 50 years in technical roles for the Victorian Public Transport Corporation, rail infrastructure construction companies and infrastructure maintenance contractors. Add to his extensive industry experience another 10 years or so in rail signalling training roles … and Phil's probably forgotten more than most people learn in a lifetime.

In addition to his knowledge and skill with electrical signalling equipment, Phil also has  extensive experience in installing, maintaining and decommissioning mechanical signalling equipment.

Phil is also an experienced and knowledgeable high voltage trainer-assessor.

Although he's now in semi-retirement, Phil's expertise is still called upon for niche rail signalling training and workplace practical assessments.

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Darryl McInerney

Training Manager

Education and training is second nature to Darryl.

He has 35+ years in teaching, training and educational administration, spanning agriculture, mining and forestry, and including time with a National Skills Council and in educational publishing.

Darryl brings a wealth of VET knowledge and experience to his role with HRD. In addition to managing routine day-to-day RTO operations, his role also includes maintaining compliance systems and contributing to the organisational  profile of HRD.

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Kylie O'Connor

Training Administrator

Kylie is the first point of contact for almost every course participant who joins HRD for training. Her desk is the nerve centre of HRD's operations – and has been for almost 10 years.

Among her many tasks, Kylie's key responsibility is managing student records and issuing results. It's a demanding part of her role that calls for attention to detail and a willingness to implement the many compliance requirements that accompany RTO operations.

Kylie has a wealth of experience in RTO administration. She's the behind-the-scenes person who does all the things that ensure that your learning and assessment experience with HRD is as valuable, responsive and as enjoyable as we can make it.