The article below appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of Track & Signal Magazine, page 19.

New dedicated rail training facility opened

Registered training organisation Go-Train Industry has opened a new dedicated rail training facility in Tuggerah, NSW.

The facility was opened to meet an increasing demand in NSW for nationally accredited training in the rail operations, rail infrastructure, safeworking and track protection sectors. Managing Director Andrew Bridger said “The Tuggerah site was ideal, as it provided an easily accessible training location for clients in the Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter regions.”

Close to the Hunter coal mining and rail operations industries, the facility is centrally located 45 minutes up the F3 freeway from Sydney, and 40 minutes down the F3 from Newcastle.

The two-storey facility in Tuggerah Business Park has three training rooms and an undercover simulated rail corridor containing a railway track with concrete and timber sleepers which is used for training students in many aspects of track maintenance techniques and practises.

The facility has been roundly applauded by employers and organisations servicing the Hunter Rail industry – as it allows them to send the employees and contractors for training in a controlled environment, without requiring access to a live network and the danger zone.

Go-Train has been proactive in the rail operations training arena for over a decade and now features the expanded capability to provide theory and practical training for locomotive crews and maintainers in a dedicated yard environment.

Rail Courses and Qualifications

People who are working in the rail sector and have years of experience should consider a Certificate III or IV qualification achieved by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Employers and individuals can benefit by obtaining qualifications using this approach, enhancing long-term employment prospects. Go-Train offers the following qualification via RPL or by training and assessment at very competitive rates.

  • TLI21311 Certificate II and TLI32511 Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
  • TLI21911 Certificate II and TLF32711 Certificate III in Track Protection
  • TLI30410 Certificate III and TLI40410 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)
  • RISI
  • ONE Track
  • ARTC Training and Recertificates:
    • Handsignaller Level 1-4
    • Safeworking Level 1-2
    • Protection Officer Level 1-4

For more information go to or contact the Tuggerah training facility on (02) 4355 4595