7 Core Units Of Competency for Rail Industry Worker – Accelerated Program

This course consists of 6 core units and 1 elective that forms the basis of a Rail Worker Basic Skill Set. Rail operators consider this skill set to be the minimum requirement for anyone wanting to work within the rail infrastructure as a track worker.

The units delivered in this program are:

  • TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication
  • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedure
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
  • TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules

Urban Rail Safety Pty Ltd offers this 8-hour training program for skilled workers that wish to work as track workers in the Rail sector, the course is a quick, yet comprehensive course and available for people that have some rail experience.

By choosing to enroll in this course you are indicating that you have previous experience and wish to participate in the accelerated program. You will be required to complete a questionnaire indicating your experience that will be reviewed by our trainer and based on the outcome the trainer will decide if you are able to participate in this accelerated program.

No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this course at the time of publication.


This course is designed for persons engaged in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment undertaking range of tasks involving routines and procedures and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Job Roles 

This initial training is relevant to the following qualifications which include:

Rail Infrastructure – Track Worker

Relevant to:

  • Track Worker
  • Track Installer
  • Track Maintainer


Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment with relevant UOC will be issued on completion of either all 16 or just the 7 core UOC.
  • TLI27120- Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure


The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Follow workplace procedures
  • Select, use and maintain hand tools
  • Identify hazards and take action to control or eliminate the risk
  • Understand and implement effective communication strategies
  • Minimise the effects of pollution during work and maintenance
  • Identify and act on signs of fatigue
  • Complete work following track protection rules
  • Understand basic track fundamentals
  • Install ballast, sleepers, rail, and fastenings
  • Undertake general housekeeping tasks
  • Understand track geometry fundamentals

Entry Requirements

The pre-requisites for this course are either one of the following:

  • TLIF0020 Safely Access the Rail Corridor    OR
  • TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor

All participants must wear appropriate PPE including:

  • Hi-vis orange
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants
  • High ankle steel-capped safety boots
  • Gloves.
  • Hard Hat.
  • Safety Glasses

LLN Requirements:

Participants will undergo an LLN assessment at the commencement of the course, this will indicate to us the required support the individual may require under the LLN to complete this course effectively.
  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures
  • Communicate identified hazards
  • Calculations of time spent on different activities

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical demonstration in using the actual rail hand tools

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated face to face


Not Required