About HRD

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 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.

Interstate training and assessment options

HRD has capability to deliver in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.

Services at a glance

1 Nationally recognised training and assessment

Nationally Recognised Training is available in electrical and mechanical rail signalling, and Rail Signal High Voltage Operators and Electrical Access permit holders

2 Competency-based training and assessment

First aid and low voltage rescue, and construction induction (White Card) 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 and rail HV specialist

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

After working as a rail signal maintainer in Australia and overseas, Phil spent three years with the Victorian Public Transport Corporation delivering rail signalling training to apprentices.

Phil also has local and international experience managing rail signalling training projects in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and in Singapore; and electronic security systems training projects across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States,.

Phil supports the rail signalling sector by volunteering his time toward improving signalling training infrastructure at the Rail Academy-Newport and by contributing his expertise to maintaining rail signalling qualifications.

Greg Tyrrell

Trainer and Assessor

Greg started with HRD in December 2022. Greg has in excess of 30 years signalling maintenance and signalling construction experience. And has extensive experience working with developing youth skills.

Prior to joining HRD Greg developed had worked with V/Line, Downer, BHP, and RIO Tinto.

The rail industry nationally now benefits from Greg’s vast knowledge and experience.



Erin Dober

Senior RTO Administration Manager

Erin manages the day-day administration operations to ensure all student and training commitments are met. And assists the director with confirming all our ASQA compliances align.

Project planning, administrative support, and client communication demand a cool head, attention to detail and sound problem solving skills. Erin’s role is vital to the seamless interaction between HRD trainers, RTO operations and administration, and the learners and industry clients who are our core business.