This hands on training course provides the skills to carry out basic signalling tests (previously referred to as ST46).


Track Circuit Testing Newport Signalling

Competency Australia provides rail signalling testing training with a difference.

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

Class-room only training, with no practical component, can leave 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.


Online theory plus

3 days face to face (includes theory and practical)


5 days face to face (includes theory and practical)

The online theory can be commenced at any time.

Class Size

Maximum of 6 people. 


Competency Australia's Broadmeadow (NSW) training centre

Newport Rail Academy (VIC)

Topics Covered

On the completion of this course you will be able to perform or assist with the following testing activities :

  • Visual Inspections
  • Correlation
  • Wire/Null Counts
  • Continuity Testing
  • Earth Leakage Testing
  • Insulation Resistance (Megger) Testing
  • Strap and Function Testing
  • Through Testing
  • Function testing of signalling equipment.


Cable Testing Newport

We run regular public training courses, and group training sessions are available on demand. 

Introduction to signalling testing courses are available online - online training can be started at any time. 

Please note that on completion of the remote component, you will be required to attend face to face training and assessment to obtain certification in the practical aspects of signal circuit and equipment testing.

Practical application is required for certification as a test assistant for rail operators such as Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) or Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) 

Please contact us for more information or to organise a training session for your team.

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