Competency Australia trains railway operators, signal electricians, engineers and managers. 

Training and assessment by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40647) online, or on real equipment in a safe, indoor environment.


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Rail Safety Worker assessments are essential. 

Approved by ARTC, MTM and TfNSW, we assess the competency of engineers, project managers, designers, signal electricians, electrical, communications and control systems personnel. 



We assist organisations in the development and implementation of Competency Management Systems (CMS), including meeting the requirements to become an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) with Asset Standards Authority (ASA). 



Your Safety Management System has specific requirements.  Competency Australia will customise training to meet your requirements.  We can develop competency management systems, assess your rail safety workers and assist with documenting their competency.

Signal Tester Training - Next Course 21-23 Feb '17

Signal Circuit TestingBecome a signalling tester or formalise your signal testing skills with our hands-on course for signal maintainers and installers.

This course provides you with the skills required to carry out standard signalling tests required during installation, commissioning and maintenance activities.

Along with robust theoretical training components you will have the opportunity to practice your skills on a live signalling systems. 

Previous providers have supplied class-room only training, with no practical component, leaving individuals lacking confidence in the application of their newly attained knowledge.  We ensure that all students have the opportunity to test and fault-find in a safe and supportive environment.

Signal Testing is a 3-day course. Training and assessment includes classroom and practical activities.

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Topics Covered

Topics covered include :

  • Visual Inspections
  • Correlation
  • Wire/Null Counts
  • Continuity Testing (Bell Testing)
  • Earth Leakage Testing
  • Insulation Resistance (Megger) testing
  • Equipment function testing - points and track circuits
  • Strap & Function testing
  • Through testing

Assumed Knowledge

The course assumes a basic knowledge of signalling systems and principles.  Basic electrical knowledge is also assumed. 

Additional Requirements

Appropriate PPE, including safety boots, must be worn during all practical activities.

More Information

For more information, download our information booklet.

Places are strictly limited! To register, complete and return a booking form

UEE41211 Cert IV in Rail Signalling 2017 Enrolments Open!

Apprentice Installing Signalling Equipment During Cert IV training The nationally recognised qualification UEE41211 - Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling provides signal electricians and signal technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to start their careers.

Competency Australia delivers this course at our purpose built training centre at Broadmeadow NSW (near Newcastle).

Enrolments are now open for 2017 - get in quick to avoid disappointment!  To find out more or enrol, please Contact Us

Training commences on the 27th February, 2017.  This nationally recognised, hands-on, Certificate IV qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a signal electrician or signal technician in the rail environment.  This course is open to those with experience in signalling as well as those who have not worked in the rail signalling environment previously. 

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A lot has changed in the railway industry in the past 10 years.  Introduction of new legislation, including the National Rail Safety Law (2012) has brought with it new and more rigorous requirements for rail operators and rail safety workers.

The Rail Industry Worker (Rail Safety Worker, Pegasus) card has been adopted by many operators and is now managed through the Australiasian Rail Association.  So, once you have your Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card you can work on the rail, right?  Well, not exactly.  For any rail safety role there are specific requirements for competencies, training and assessment.  For some roles, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications are mandatory.  For others, specific licences are required. 

Competency Australia is available to assist with any other questions you may have - just contact us on +612 4040 9110 and one of our representatives will assist.

Team Members

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Jeanette Aitken

CEO Director
John Aitken

John Aitken

Engineering Manager/Trainer
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Brett Doak

Rail Operations
Graham Moses

Graham Moses

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Kenny Aldridge

Mechanical Signalling

Phil Gobetz

Signalling (WA)

Richard Stepniewski

Athol Whitten

Athol Whitten


Training was delivered in a professional manner and enjoyable to attend.  The trainer was fully knowledgeable.

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We would like to congratulate you (Competency Australia) on a very well presented and informative course that myself and one of our signalling trainees attended.  It was also very pleasing that you were able to accommodate one of our employees that suffers from dyslexia...once again congratulations  and best wishes for future courses. Our company will definitely be using Competency Australia for further Staff Signalling Training.

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