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.

New Signalling Courses Now Available

Competency Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of our signalling course portfolio. 

We are constantly updating and expanding the signalling courses available through our organisation.

New technical signalling courses include :

  • Fault finding
  • Microlok II
  • MicroTrax Coded Track Circuits
  • Mechanical Signalling
  • Axle Counter Training, including Frauscher FaDC and ACS2000
  • Kingfisher Telemetry Systems. 
  • Spherolocks

These signalling courses are in addition to those already available, such as :

  • UEE41211 Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling
  • Signal Safeworking, including ARTC ST144, John Holland CRN ST43 and bridging courses
  • TfNSW training courses including Working in and Accessing Live Locations, Signal Installer courses, signalling principles
  • Audio Frequency Track Circuits, Digital EBI Track 200 (TI21 ML track circuits). 
  • Signal Testing
  • Ruggedcom First Line Maintenance
  • ARTC Working in Live Locations
  • ....and many more! 

Contact us today to discuss your training needs. Our focus is quality training delivered to small groups, with "hands on" learning. 

Competency Australia delivers training at our purpose built training centre at Broadmeadow NSW (near Newcastle), or we can deliver training in your location. 

Rail Operations Diploma - October Intake Closing Soon

Operations Intro copyLooking to take the next step with your career in rail?  Then TLI50615 - Diploma of Rail Operations Management could be for you!

Whether you are looking to progress into management, formalise your experience with a nationally recognised qualification or just further your knowledge of the railway environment, this course is for you!

Our past students include network controllers, train drivers, risk and safety specialists, rail safety investigators, telecommunications and signalling professionals. 

The course is delivered via distance education over a 12 month period.  There are no formal pre-requisites for the course, however applicants are required to be working in the railway industry. 

Our next intake commences on the 16th October - please contact us now to secure your place. 


What Do Our Learners Say?

"The course gave me an opportunity to research, translate and process the fundamental principles of what it takes to achieve reliable rail operations safely. The course tutors always made themselves available and were very approachable.  I found the course challenging, informative and relevant whilst applying current railway industry best practice."

“You made the course enjoyable and it did not feel like just reading notes and answering questions. I have learnt a lot about rail operations and definitely see the value in this course.”

“The course gave me a holistic view of rail operations and how every discipline of rail applies to operations.  It has broadened my view and understanding of Rail Operations.”

More Information

For more information, download our information booklet

To register, complete and return an enrolment form


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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
Eric Pace

Eric Pace


Phil Gobetz

Signalling (WA)

Richard Stepniewski


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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