Rail safety work covers most aspects of railway infastructure and operations.  The definition of rail safety work is extensive and as you can see below, the definition covers a vast range of areas. 

Additional requirements for working in rail depend on the nature of the work you are carrying out, as well as the rail operator. 

Some jobs require licences and units of competency, where as for others a more formal assessment must be undertaken.

The medical requirements for rail safety workers depend on the risk of the work which they perform.  These requirements are split into a number of medical categories.  The categories are based on the criticality of the work being done and the consequences of any medical impairment for others.

A number of the rail operators have signed up for a system called the "Rail Industry Worker Card".  This system is administered by the Australian Railway Association (ARA).  Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), Country Regional Network (CRN), Aurizon and Queenlsand Rail all require contractors to hold the Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card.

Project Management

Project Management

A number of the rail operators, including MTM and ARTC, require individuals who are managing railway specific projects to be formally assessed. 

Competency Australia is approved to carry out these assessments.  We use our custom-built, standardised assessment tools to ensure that our assessments are valid, reliable, fair and flexible. Please contact us for more information or to request a quotation.

Signalling & Control

Signal Sunset

Due to the level of risk involved in railway signalling, telecommunications and control systems, individuals must go through a rigorous formal assessment prior to performing this work. 

Competency Australia is approved to assess against rail operator standards, and can help you achieve a Statement of Competency (SoC) in your area of expertise. Find Out More


Electrical & ICT Design

Electrical Design

Competency Australia assessors are approved by ARTC to conduct assessments for electrical and ICT designers.  We offer discounts for groups from the same organisation.

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Railway Station

Competency Australia is on Transport for NSW's Safety & Quality Support Resources Panel. 

We conduct Rail Safety Worker assessments for a range of disciplines who work on the railway including architects, civil engineers and structural designers.

Our assessors are experienced rail professionals - we understand the industry and the rail operator requirements. 

If you would like straight forward, compliant, ecomonic Rail Safety Worker assessment - contact us!