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What do I need to start work in the Rail Industry??

  1. You will need a White card, also known as Construction Induction Card.
  2. Medical assessment must be relevant to the type of work you will be performing in the rail sector. There are three categories of medical assessments: for General Labouring or construction work you will require Category 3, if you are operating Plant in the rail or wanting to become a Track Protection Officer you will require Category 1 medical. The medical assessment can only be conducted by an authorised health professionals, check the link for approved Health professionals: https://www.riw.net.au/authorised-health-professionals/
  3. When you complete this training you will acquire the National  Unit of Competency:  https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/TLIF0020 – also called SARC or RISI training.
  4. TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor is a national unit of competency developed to meet the applicable rail safety requirements including acts and regulations from the applicable
    state or territory rules in accordance with Transport and Logistics Industry TLI10 within the national compliance codes and/or guidelines.
  5. Urban Rail Safety is licensed by Transport for NSW to deliver this Rail Safety induction and
    training package for persons required to work in the Transport for NSW Infrastructure, (Sydney Trains, NSW Trains and Sydney Metro)

What is a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card?

An RIW Card is an identification card with your photo ID and a unique number used by the rail industry to record the training that you have completed in the rail industry. The RIW card information is stored online and can be accessed by Rail operators and Protection Officers for verification of roles.

How do I obtain a RIW card?

The RIW Program only issues cards to companies and contractors who hold an ABN. Your employer can order your RIW card on your behalf or yourself if you are using your ABN will need to upload your information on to the RIW portal, You can find out more by visiting riw.net.au.

TLIB3102 Adjust Rail / ARTC ETW-01-05

These courses cover the skills and knowledge required to adjust rail in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements, and workplace procedures.

They include identifying and determining the requirements for rail adjustment, undertaking rail adjustment, and completing all required documentation.

The National Unit of Competence delivered as part of the national competence section is:

  • TLIB3102 Adjust rail

Once you have achieved your National Unit of Competency, if needed, you can complete the ARTC ETW-01-05 course in Rail Stressing.

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

Road Rail Plant Operator TMO

This course consists of 4 units that will enable you to operate road/rail vehicles on track in accordance with safe working and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. It will teach you the skills and knowledge required to safely access the rail track to run a track vehicle within a defined worksite on a rail network during rail work activities. It includes performing pre-operational and post-operational checks, on tracking and off tracking vehicles, operating equipment, and completing required documentation. It encompasses the operation of road/rail on-track vehicles.

The course runs over two days with the first day being all theory and the second day is a practical assessment, the operators will need to demonstrate the use of hydraulic equipment while placing the vehicle on the rail itself.

The units delivered in this program are:

  • TLIC3045 Operate road/rail vehicle
  • TLIC2058 Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment
  • TLIC2054 Access rail track to run track vehicle within the defined worksite
  • TLIC2059 Propel and operate light on-track equipment

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

ARTC Safeworking Level 1

The Safe working Level 1 training course is about managing track vehicle movements on the ARTC Defined Rail Network in NSW.

This course contains 7 core units of competency which must be completed by all students that wish to work as Safe working officer Level1, these are as follow:

  • TLIC0084 Access rail track to travel track vehicles under manual block working
  • TLIF3058 Apply safe working rules and regulations to rail functions
  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties
  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
  • TLIW3026 Operate stand-alone signaling-points equipment
  • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points
  • TLIC2078 Identify and respond to signals and trackside signs

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

Track Vehicle Operator

This training course is applicable to persons who operate track vehicles on the ARTC NSW Rail Network.

The units delivered in this program are:

  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties
  • TLIF3083 Conduct track protection assessment
  • TLIL3082 Implement absolute signal blocking
  • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points
  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
  • TLIC0083 Access rail track vehicle under a proceed authority
  • TLIC2054 Access rail track to run track vehicle within the defined worksite
  • TLIC2078 Identify and respond to signals and trackside signs
  • TLIC2081 Pilot rail traffic within work on track authority limits

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

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.

Overview

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

Certificates

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

Topics

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

Recertification

Not Required

TLI21315 Certificate II In Rail Infrastructure

Qualification Description

This is a general qualification for a person engaged in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Rail Infrastructure – Track Work

  • track worker
  • track installer
  • track maintainer

Rail Infrastructure – Structures

  • structures maintainer

Rail Infrastructure – Track Surfacing

  • plant operator
  • mobile plant operator
  • way gang driver

Rail Infrastructure – Tram or Light Rail

  • tram infrastructure track worker level 1–3
  • light rail track worker.

This course contains 6 core units of competency that all students need to undertake, they are:

  • TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLID001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedure
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure

Following the core units, you need to specialise in one stream below.

Group A – Track Work

  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor
  • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
  • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
  • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation

Group B – Structures

  • RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • TLIB2084 Cary out routine maintenance of structures
  • TLIB2086 Apply awareness of structures fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor

Group C – Track Surfacing

  • TLIB1093 Clean equipment and worksite
  • TLIB2001 Check and assess operational capabilities of the equipment
  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIB2091 Measure and record track geometry
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor
  • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIC2058 Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment OR
  • TLIC2059 Propel and operate light on-track equipment

To complete your qualification, you need to complete 16 units of competency. After completing the core and the selected group electives you will have completed 13 units.

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

Hand Signalling – Level 1 & Level 2

Description

This is a general qualification for a person to be qualified and employed as a Hand Signaller on the ARTC network. The Handsignaller Level 1 training course is about protecting worksites located on the network and the Level 2 training course is about conducting hand signalling duties at level crossings and at fixed signals.

The units delivered are:

  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties
  • TLIF2082 Perform handsignaller duties
  • TLIC2081 Pilot rail traffic within work on track authority limits
  • TLIW2001 Operate Under track protection rules
  • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points
  • TLIW2097 Use audible track warning devices

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