Nationally Recognised

NRTColLogoAs a Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 40647) we are approved by ASQA to deliver nationally recognised training under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  Our courses include qualifications (Certificate IV and Diploma level) as well as stand alone units of competency. 

We offer training through distance learning as well as face to face classroom and hands-on training.  Our nationally recognised training courses are run as both public scheduled courses and private courses on demand. 

Click on the + icons below to expand and read more about each course or go to our course calendar for dates.  You can book now and pay later, or complete a secure online credit card payment now. 

If you have any questions about these or our other courses, please contact us - we are always happy to help.

TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management

Train PerthTLI50615 - Diploma of Rail Operations Management is the only nationally recognised Diploma level qualification in Rail Operations Management available in Australia.  Why not enrol in this course and take your career in the railway to the next level? 

Who Should Enrol?

The Diploma of Rail Operations Management has been developed for individuals wishing to progress their careers in the following areas : 

  • Network Control
  • Passenger Services Management
  • Rail Freight Management
  • Rail Operations Management
  • Rail Maintenance Management

The course is suitable for those currently employed within the rail industry and is structured for individuals who are working full time. 

About the Course

The qualification is delivered via distance learning, carried out over a 12 month period.  Each of the 3 sessions is 13 weeks in length.  The 14 units of competency within the qualification will provide you with knowledge and skills across a range of areas from the wheel-rail interface to rail safety investigation to train planning and crewing.  Download our information booklet below for more details of the topics covered in each session. 

Assessment

During each session, students will be required to complete a range of regular assessment activities, including work place activities and research projects.  They will also be required to respond to case studies and hypothetical situations. Communication with the tutors is through a combination of email, telephone, web-based forum and skype.  

Enrolment Deadlines

There are 3 student intakes per year. Dates for 2017 are as follows :

  • 16th October 2017
  • 19th February 2018
  • 17th June 2018

Discounts

Early Bird and Group Discounts are available. 

Contact us for more information. 

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Information Booklet

Enrolment Form

UEE41211 Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling

LX MaintenanceThe qualification UEE41211 - Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling will provide you with the knowledge and skills to start your career as a signal electrician or signal technician.

The course includes all aspects of signalling installation and maintenance.  Signalling principles, track circuits, points, track side equipment, computer based interlocking, non-vital communications, fault finding and problem solving techniques will all be covered. 

The Broadmeadow training centre has been custom built for the delivery of this course and provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a safe, controlled environment.  This course has been designed for electricians who have completed or are enrolled in UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician and provides specialist knowledge in the area of rail signalling.

Our rail signalling trainers are senior signal engineers and experts in their field.  They remain active in industry and have extensive experience applying current skills and knowledge in the live railway environment. 

We also provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) for individuals with current industry experience. 

Who Should Enrol?

Kenny and M3AUEE41211 Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling is suitable for tradespeople such as electricians, signalling installers/certifiers, signal technicians, signal electricians and apprentices.  If you have experience in rail signalling but no formal education, the Certificate IV in Rail Signalling can provide you with the skills and knowledge to further your career and job opportunities. 

With the wider adoption of national Rail Safety Law, many operators now require this nationally recognised qualification for those undertaking rail signalling installation and maintenance roles.  

The course is suitable for those currently working in the railway signalling environment. This course is appropriate for technicians or electricians who have completed or are enrolled in UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician. 

About the Course

The qualification is delivered over a 12-24 month training period.  There are 50 days of face-to-face training - please download our information booklet for more details.  Topics covered include :

  • Assembly and wiring of railway signalling equipment
  • Installation, maintenance and testing of signalling cables
  • Rail Signalling power supply installation and maintenance
  • Train Detection equipment, including axle counters, audio frequency track circuits (Jointless), DC track circuits etc.
  • Installation, maintenance and testing of point machines
  • Relay and computer based interlockings installation and maintenance. 
  • Telemetry systems maintenance and installation. 
  • Level Crossing installation and maintenance
  • Installation, maintenance and testing of track side equipment, signals and train protection equipment

We provide students with an understanding of and practice in fault finding techniques.  Our Broadmeadow training centre facilities include the simulation of many common rail signalling faults in a safe and controlled environment.  At the end of railway signalling training with Competency Australia, signal electricians and technicians will understand the signalling system, not just individual components or equipment.  Fault finding techniques employed will demonstrate this signal system understanding.

Assessment

Assessment of UEE41211 Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling consists of :

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  • Hands on activities in a simulated rail environment - we have facilities on site to wire up, install, maintain, fault find on real signalling equipment and systems.  
  • Workplace activities and assignments. 
  • Formal written tests.

Do you already have significant railway signalling experience?  Contact us to discuss alternatives for Recognition of Current Competence (RCC), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and other assessment options. 

Location

Our nationally recognised railway signalling training is delivered from our Broadmeadow training centre. 

Training and assessment services are also available Australia wide.  If you would like railway signal training delivered from your location in NSW, Victoria (VIC), South Australia (SA), Queensland (QLD), Western Australia (WA), Tasmania (TAS), Northern Territory (NT) or Australian Capital Territory (ACT) please contact us to discuss options and opportunities.  Please note that access to rail signalling equipment such as signals, point machines, track circuits, level crossings etc will still be required for hands on assessment of practical skills. 

Enrolment Deadlines

Our course commencing February, 2018 is now fully, and we are seeking expressions of interest for a course commencing mid-2018.  If you are interested, please contact us - or phone +612 4040 9110. 

Courses are also available on demand for groups of 6 or more. 

Contact us for more information.

Information Booklet

TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor

Train TracksWould you like to work on the Railway? Then you need this course.

Competency Australia runs TLIF2080 - Safely Access the Rail Corridor at the Broadmeadow training centre.  Please see our Training Calendar for more details or to register.  We also offer training for groups in other locations.  Please contact us for more information.

There are many names for rail safety induction - Rail Industry Safety Induction (RISI), Track Safety Awareness, One Track, National Rail Safety Induction. Each rail operator has specific requirements for the induction required before working on their railway.  The training provided by Competency Australia a national unit of competency accepted in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. 

Description

This unit provides you with the knowledge and skills to safely access and navigate the rail corridor.

TLIF2080 is a full day course, which includes written and practical assessment.

Cost

The cost of the course is $250.  This includes:

  • Workbook

  • Training Materials

  • Refreshments, including lunch

  • Statement of attainment (upon successful completion)

What Will I Learn?

You will :

  • Understand Railway terminology

  • Understand and follow relevant policies, procedures and protocols

  • Communicate effectively within the railway context

  • Recognise hazards and take appropriate action

  • Conduct a situational awareness assessment

  • Use PPE conforming to required standards.

Who Should Attend?

This course should be attended by all those who wish to enter the rail corridor.

Additional Requirements

There are additional requirements for entering the rail corridor, including completion of a health assessment. These vary depending on the role you will be undertaking – please discuss with us if you are unsure. Although more widely accepted than any other course of this nature, not all rail operators accept this training.  Please contact us for more information.

Enrol

Information Booklet

TLIF4100 Rail Safety Compliance

Compliance 350x210Solve the Regulatory Compliance Puzzle!

Recent years have seen major changes in Australian rail regulations, including the introduction of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) and the adoption of the rail safety national law.

Do you understand these changes and how they impact on your day to day work in the rail industry? 

Course Content

The course covers :

  • Rail industry terminology
  • Rail regulatory framework
  • Rail safety management systems
  • Legislation and its impact on railway operations and management, rail safety and systems interfaces
  • Duty holders anad their duties under rail safety legislation
  • Current national and international standards. 

Regulatory requirements are brought to life with multiple case studies and practical exercises.

Course Outcomes

NRTColLogoOn successful completion of the course assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency :

TLIF4100 - Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements.

Start earning your Diploma!

This unit can be used as direct credit towards TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management. 

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Information Booklet

TLIW5001 Apply Rail Communication Systems

Railway control room showing communications equipment 250Without communication railways don't operate!

Communication is an essential component of any railway system.  It affects every aspect of every railway, whether freight, passenger, metro or light rail.  Which train; which load; where is the train going; who are the crew; when is it to leave?  These are just some of the questions that arise for every journey. 

In this nationally recognised training course we look at communication from a railway operations viewpoint, applying rail communications systems. 

The course includes preparing to apply rail communications systems, recording and logging communications and ensuring safeworking systems are incorporated into communications systems.

Course Content

Knowledge

  • emergency management plans
  • key concepts and definitions relating to rail communications systems
  • key principles and practices associated with railway operations
  • key rail industry regulatory requirements and standards
  • rail industry terminology, including terminology used in rail industry standards and codes of practice
  • rail regulatory framework
  • rail SMSs
  • Relevance of national and international standards to the rail industry

Skills

  • accessing and using rail industry standards and safety management systems (SMSs)
  • applying relevant safeworking and workplace procedures
  • communicating effectively with others and interpreting complex information related to rail operations
  • ensuring safeworking systems are incorporated into communications systems
  • identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
  • preparing to apply rail communications systems
  • recording and logging communications
  • researching relevant information
  • reviewing regulatory information changes

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.  You may complete it alone or as a part of a diploma.

Course Outcomes

NRTColLogoOn successful completion of the course assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency :

TLIW5100 Apply rail communications systems

 

Start earning your Diploma!

This unit counts as direct credit towards TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management

Contact us for more information

TLIW5002 Asset Management

Wheel RailTLIW5002 Manage Rail Assets and Interfaces

This course is a core unit of TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management and covers the management of rail infrastructure and operational assets.

The course has been designed to provide skills and understanding in the area of rail reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) as well as the wheel-rail interface and its management

Course Content

Managing Rail Infrastructure and Operational Assets
  • Rail assets and their lifecycles
  • Asset components and functions
  • Track inspection methodologies
  • Inspection and maintenance regimes
  • Asset maintenance plans
  • Enhancing asset utilisation
Rail reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS)
  • RAMS concepts are identified and explained
  • Risk assessment is undertaken in relation to rail infrastructure RAMS
  • Programs are developed and implemented to ensure RAMS are applied
  • Impacts of safety requirements on rail network are identified, explained and taken into consideration.
Management of the wheel - rail interface
  • Common defects and problems
  • Rectification and preventative programs
  • Methods for measuring and maintaining rail profiles
  • Methods for maintaining rolling stock wheels.

Course Outcomes

NRTColLogoOn successful completion of the course assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency :

TLIW5002 - Manage rail assets and interfaces

Start earning your Diploma!

This unit counts as direct credit towards TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management

Downloads

Information Booklet

Contact Us for more information

 

TLIF5017 Investigate Rail Safety Incidents

Railway InfrastructureTLIF5017 - Investigate Rail Safety Incidents

Apply investigation techniques in the context of the railway. 

Course Content

During this course you will learn how to plan investigations, collect and
analyse information and prepare compliant rail safety investigation reports.

You will become familiar with key documents and guidelines including :

  • Transport Safety Investigation Act
  • ATSB railway accident investigation guidelines
  • RISSB Code of Practice for Rail Safety Investigation
  • Rail Safety National Law and
    Regulations

Course Outcomes

NRTColLogoOn successful completion of the course assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency :

TLIF5017 - Investigate rail safety incidents

Start earning your Diploma!

This unit counts as direct credit towards TLI50615 Diploma of Rail Operations Management

Downloads

Information Booklet

Contact us for more information

Electrotechnology Health and Safety Induction

UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace provides an understanding of the requirements of OHS/WHS and how they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. 

This unit of competency can be completed as a stand-alone unit or as part of the qualification UEE41211 Certificate IV in Electrical - Rail Signalling. 

Group training sessions are available on demand.  Please contact us for more information or to organise a training session for your team.

Clients

Abigroup
Active Railway Signalling
Alstom
Ansaldo STS
Arcadis
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
ARUP
Atkins
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
BHP Billiton
Coastal Signal Services Pty Ltd
Coffey
Downer Australia
Downer Engineer
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
Genessee & Wyoming Australia
Hyder Consulting
Invensys Rail
Jacobs
JMD Railtech
John Holland Rail Country Regional Network (CRN)
Kiwirail
Laing O'Rourke
Leightons
Lockheed Martin
MGB International
Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM)
MW Engineers
O'Donnell Griffin
ORAH Rail
Pacific National
PeBe Holdings
Plant Assessor
Pure Fuel
Queensland Rail
Rail Control Systems Australia
Rail Industry Constructions
Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)
Rail Operations, Safety & Safeworking (ROSS)
Rail Signalling Services
Ralston Churchill
Roy Hill
Schneider Electric
Siemens
Signal Support Services
Sigsar Pty Ltd
SigTech Solutions
SKM Global
Southern Improvement Alliance
Southern Signal Services
Sydney Trains
Thales
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)
United Group Limited
VicTrack
Wabtec Australia
Wagstaff Piling
Wayside Consulting