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Public Transport Fundamentals Training Programme - Sydney, Australia

UITP Australia New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 9:00 am - Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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UITPANZ’s Training Programme on Public Transport Fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to public transport in Australia and New Zealand. The Programme provides delegates fundamental knowledge on a wide range of topics and issues in the contemporary public transport sector. The Programme combines UITP’s international knowledge with presentations from local experts in public transport authorities, operators and suppliers. The course also provides opportunities for participants to take part in interactive discussions and to share their experiences with other professionals new to public transport.

A Training Brochure with further information about the Training Programme is available for download here.

Programme Objective

  • Provide participants with fundamental knowledge on public transport and sustainable urban mobility, and explain the importance of public transport
  • Allow exchange of knowledge by tapping into UITP’s international expertise with local ‘on the ground’ operational experience 
  • Present basic definitions related to the organisation, administration and operation of public transport and illustrate them with examples
  • Increase awareness of the main issues related to urban mobility
  • Provide a conducive platform for networking opportunities and interaction amongst participants

Trainers and Speakers

Our local keynote speaker will be Tony Braxton-Smith, Deputy Secretary – Customer Services, Transport for NSW.

Our global experts include:

  • Paul Gwynn, Managing Director, Init Asia-Pacific (Technology & Systems in PT module)
  • Kaan Yildizgoz, Director, UITP Training (Policies for Sustainable Urban Mobility; PT Modes modules)
  • Yasha Vojdani, Executive Director, UITPANZ (PT Commercials – Funding, Revenue, Costs & Pricing module)
  • Rob Pearce, Executive Director – Policy & Knowledge, UITPANZ (Industry Organisation, Regulation & Contracting; Innovation & New Trends in PT modules)
  • Angé Anczewska, Senior Manager – Corporate Affairs and Advocacy, UITPANZ (Group Work and Reporting Facilitation)

Other local experts from Transport for NSW will be confirmed shortly.

Course Description

Our course is delivered through a series of class-room style lectures and presentations, in additional to a series of facilitated working group sessions. Sessions are led by a combination of UITP Experts, International Subject Matter Experts who will bring international best practise to bear, and Local Subject Matter Experts who can discuss the intricacies of the local public transport frameworks.

The course covers a broad range of topics and issues that are designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of PT planning principles. The PT Fundamentals course does change from session to session based on local regional requirements, but our core course structure remains relatively constant and packs plenty of content into three days. There are:

  • 8 formal 90 minute modules
  • A local technical study tour
  • A local CEO keynote presentation
  • A group project that spans the three days

The 8 formal modules cover:

  1. Introduction to Public Transport Modes
  2. Policies for Sustainable Urban Mobility
  3. Local Public Transport and Planning Frameworks
  4. Public Transport Commercials – Funding, Revenue, Costs and Pricing
  5. Public Transport Industry Structures – Organisation, Regulation, and Contracting
  6. Marketing and Customer Experience Management in Public Transport
  7. Technology and Systems in Public Transport
  8. Innovation and New Trends in Public Transport

Target Audience

The course is targeted to people who are new to the public transport industry and only have a basic or preliminary understanding of the sector. Typically, this would include graduate level staff, junior managers, or experienced professionals who are transitioning into the public transport sector.

The focus of our course in on public transport business management, policy frameworks and principles of planning for delivery of public transport. Our course is multi-modal, covering all forms of public transport, and does not seek to provide in-depth technical or operational training.  

Quotes from previous trainees

“For me the training programme on public transport fundamentals has two key advantages. Firstly, it offers you a concise but thorough overview of all aspects and parties involved in the public transport sector in only three days. Secondly, you have the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from all over the world. This course gives you a good feeling of what public transport is all about. I would definitely recommend it to everyone new to this sector!”

 “This course has given me a thorough understanding of all issues that influence public transport delivery. It will serve me well in my career ahead. Very good and knowledgeable presenters.”

 “A must-attend programme to understand the fundamentals of public transport. 5* to the programme.”   


The course fee does not cover the cost of accommodation or travel. Participants are also required to make their own arrangements for airport transfers and daily travel from the hotel to the training venue.

Course fee includes programme materials, meals and coffee breaks. 


For further information please contact the UITPANZ team by email at:

You can also visit our website at:

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Cliftons Syndey
60 Margaret St
Sydney, NSW 2000

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 9:00 am - Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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UITP Australia New Zealand

The International Association of Public Transport is represented in Australia and New Zealand by UITP Australia/New Zealand (UITPANZ). UITPANZ is part of the Asia-Pacific Division of the UITP global family.

UITPANZ facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge to further the development and advancement of public transport policy, planning and operations in the region. It is the only international association covering all modes of public transport in the Australia/New Zealand region.

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