This training program aims to focus on essential aspects of Road Asset Management (R.A.M.), including Multi-modal transportation, Intelligent Transport Systems, economic rationale, and cross-cutting functions. Designed for senior executives from both public and private sectors in South Asia, it aims to integrate Road Asset Management into the region’s developmental strategy. Through a blended learning approach, combining online modules with classroom sessions, site visits, and interactions with experts and relevant organizations, participants will learn from global experiences and build valuable networks. 

This short course training, tailored for participants selected for the SARIC cohort, aims to: 

  • Enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in R.A.M., addressing emerging challenges and techniques within transportation infrastructure management 
  • Develop a curriculum to garner senior executive support from SARIC priority countries, spanning government and private sectors 
  • Expand participants’ network and exposure to Australian industry and government 
  • Foster cross-border collaboration among regional participants to absorb and apply best practices. 
  • Influence the attitudes and behaviours of personnel engaged in large-scale infrastructure projects through SARIC training and networking 
  • Optimize Australian expertise to support the development of individuals and institutions involved in regional connectivity 
  • Advocate for the adoption of GEDSI best practices in transport and energy project design and operations 

The blended learning approach will include three components: 

Preliminary learning phase 

Setting the learning context and expectations will be an important part of the SARIC trainings. The training partner will ensure that SARIC trainees are aware of the learning outcomes, training assessment rules, training topics, guidelines of stay in Australia and preconditions if any.  

During this phase, the SARIC trainees will also be made familiar with the faculty members and fellow trainees. This phase will also introduce the SARIC trainees to Australian culture, expected behaviour on campus and outside campus in Australia, reasonable accommodation and access facilities for persons with disability and other relevant information necessary for a comfortable training and stay in Australia.  

This phase may extend over 1-2 days and will be conducted virtually through live classes typically 2 weeks before departure from their home countries. 

Training phase 

This component will involve a 7-10 day study program and experiential activities delivered in Australia. Apart from the in-class training, this component will include field visits that will allow the trainees to get practical exposure to the concepts taught. These field visits will be planned by the training partner in line with the course content.  

The training partner may optionally organise a networking event on one of the days, in collaboration with Palladium, to expand the networking opportunities for the trainees along with providing a knowledge exchange platform. This event should allow, where possible, engagement with suitably senior officials and officers from the utilities, R.A.M. consultants and the private sector.   .  

Applied learning phase 

The training partner will engage with the SARIC trainees after one month of their return from training in Australia. This could be a one-day online engagement where the trainees will present progress on their ‘SARIC in Workplace (SiW)’ plan and seek feedback.   

This phase will help to relate the concepts learned, to the workplace, thus reinforcing the training undertaken.   

Through a combination of online and offline learning activities, including site visits, case studies, and interactions with Australian experts and institutions, participants will gain: 

  • Increased awareness of cutting-edge approaches, principles, and data-driven technologies in R.A.M., including intelligent transportation systems 
  • Deeper understanding of quality control imperatives within the broader context of road sector management, considering both country-specific nuances and the evolving roles of public and private stakeholders 
  • Enhanced competencies in evaluating options and trade-offs in traffic system management and R.A.M 
  • Insights into the multidisciplinary nature of R.A.M., spanning engineering standards, business practices, socio-economic objectives, climate change resilience, governance, and policy considerations within larger developmental frameworks 
  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge effectively in workplace settings post-training 

This is an invite-only training. Please proceed by clicking on the registration button only if you have received an invitation email from the SARIC Team