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.

UEE41211 Cert IV in Rail Signalling Class of 2017

Certificate IV Students 2017Competency Australia's latest group of signalling trainees have recently commenced their studies in UEE41211 - Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling.  This nationally recognised qualification provides signal electricians and signal technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to start their careers.

Having completed the induction course, introductory signalling principles, and modules in installation and power supplies, over the next 15 months the group will study all aspects of railway signalling.  Future modules include cable jointing, points, train detection, signals, train protection equipment, level crossings, relay interlockings and computer based interlockings (CBI) systems as well as telemetry systems, testing, fault finding and signal safeworking. 

Pictured (left to right) are : Andrew O'Brien, Daniel Kelly, Samuel Lines, Travis Langford, Dylan Peace and Jake Fenner. 

Competency Australia delivers this course at our purpose built training centre at Broadmeadow NSW (near Newcastle).  Our training courses combine classroom learning with practical application in the training centre.

Enrolments are closed for 2017.  To find out more or enrol for 2018, please Contact Us.  This course is open to those with experience in signalling as well as those who have not worked in the rail signalling environment previously.  

We also deliver private courses to groups on demand, and each of the signalling modules can be delivered as a stand-alone course. 





Rail Operations Diploma - June 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 19th June - 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.”

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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.

TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor Trainee

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.

ST144 ARTC National Signal Safeworking Recertification Attendee

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