Rail Infrastructure

TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure


This course is for persons engaged in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

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TLI22115 Certificate II in Rail Track Vehicle Driving


This course is for persons driving a medium/heavy rail track vehicle from one location to another over main line track.

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TLI21915 Certificate II in Track Protection


This course is for persons engaged in basic operations in the rail infrastructure environment undertaking track protection activities.

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TLI32515 Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure


This course is for persona engaged in the rail infrastructure environment who performs tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a wide variety of contexts. It may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures. It may also include responsibility for coordinating the work of others.

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TLI32715 Certificate III in Track Protection


This course is for persons engaged in the rail infrastructure environment who performs tasks involving track protection in a variety of contexts.

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Hand Signalling – Level 1 & Level 2 plus Recertification


This course is for a person to be qualified and employed as a Hand Signaller on the ARTC network.  The Handsignaller Level 1 training course is about protecting worksites located on the network and the Level 2 training course is about conducting hand signalling duties at level crossings and at fixed signals.  We also offer recertification for both of these levels of training as per ARTC requirements.

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Protection Officer – Levels 1 to 4


These training courses are designed for persons seeking to gain certification as a Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 Protection Officer respectively. Training and assessment for each course is provided over approximately 1-3 days.  You must have completed the  prior level course before proceeding to the next one.   We also offer recertification for all of these levels of training as per ARTC requirements.

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Other Training – White Card, First Aid


This initiative is designed for new entrants to the transport and logistics industry, and is targeted at school leavers, apprentices and those seeking employment…

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Course Information

Training Plan

All qualifications units follow a similar Training Format, however the time required to completing the training and assessments for each unit can vary greatly depending on your prior experiences, and the format of your course.

As most students into these qualifications are already working within the industry, we offer a range of classes for RPL and Assessment-only pathways. If you are experienced in the Industry already, you should review the specific RPL and Assessment-only options for your chosen qualification carefully before you consider enrolling in the full course (Training and Assessment) option. For more information on the RPL process please click here

Specific details for each qualification are listed on each qualifications information pages and you should consult these pages carefully before you enrol in any course.

Generally, to enrol in and complete all full course qualification, you will follow the same format, which is outlined briefly here:

  • Download and complete the Enrolment Form provided on the Enrolments Tab
  • Email your enrolment form and certified documentation to enrolments@gotrain.com.au
  • One of our friendly team will contact you to place you in the next available course.
  • You can pay for the course either in advance or in person on the first day of training.
  • Your training will begin with an introduction to the qualification and an overview of what units and content will be covered.
  • Depending on the level of your qualification there will be any number of between 11 to 21 units, provided over 6 – ## days
  • You will work your way through each unit one-by-one, and will complete as you progress, a Classroom/Theoretical training session which includes a range of interactive learning activities to self-test your knowledge and understanding of the content.

At the end of each Unit you will generally be required to undertake 2 Assessments:

  1. Written Assessment comprised of Multiple-choice and Short-answer questions
  2. Practical Assessment comprised of Skills Demonstration tasks and activities that will take place in either our simulated environment, in your workplace or in an actual track environment

Once you have completed all of the Units in the Qualification you will be awarded a Testamur Certificate and/or a Statement of Attainment Certificate for any individual units completed.

Entry Criteria, Equipment & Resources

Entry Criteria for all units and qualifications in the TLI training packages:

It is important that you are physically fit and have sufficient visual and audio capacity prior to participation in work in and around the environment. You therefore must have no physical or medical condition that would affect your ability to work freely in the corridor.

Resources you will need to provide:

  • Yourself
  • A pen and a notebook
  • Hi-Visibility vest or clothing including sturdy work shoes or boots (steel capped boots are preferable)
  • Appropriate clothing or uniform for training outside such as a hat and long pants
  • Track Safety Awareness certification/ ID card
  • All other equipment items and PPE will be provided by GoTrain Industry
  • Academic Entry Requirements

All students are expected to possess English language and literacy skills equivalent to a Yr 10 high school education. There are no age limitations for entry into Track Safety Awareness qualifications, but they are not generally issued to persons under 16 years of age

Note: All students will need to successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to the commencement of their course.

Track Safety Awareness: (TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor)
Whilst no formal prerequisites exist for a person to undertake this training, it is a mandatory industry requirement that all persons accessing a corridor must possess a current Track Safety Awareness qualification level 1.

This will be in Victoria – TSA1; in New South Wales – RailCorp (Sydney metro) RISI; and the remainder of Australia – ARTC national track safety awarness.

An essential element for a person obtaining a track safety awareness qualification is an industry recognised medical SCW 1, 2 or 3 with a negative drug screen meeting National Transport Commission guidelines 2007 and as updated by track managers.

Medical Requirements
Be aware that operations and safety critical work will require you to have a medical, from a ARTC or railcorp approved medical provider.

Basically Category 1 for train crew; and Category 3 for maintenance and corridor general access.

Some work sites will also require you to hold a Construction Industry White Card and a Pegasus card.

Note: A rail industry Category 1 medical (SCW1) is mandatory for employment as mainline heritage loco crew. Category 2 for tourist railways. You are advised to obtain the relevant medical before enrolling in this course. Please contact our office for details.


To enrol in Training and Assessment for any of our units or qualifications, follow these procedures:

    • Navigate to your chosen Qualifications page
    • Read all of the information on the page and also the Student Information pages
    • Contact our Sales Office in Tuggerah and obtain a price for the selected course of study
    • Download, print and complete by hand the Enrolment Form from the page and then scan it to your computer
    • Collect certified copies of your Identification, and scan them to your computer
    • Email to enrolments@gotrain.com.au
      • The Enrolment form
      • The certified copies of your Identification
    • If your paperwork is in order we shall send you an invoice for immediate payment via credit card, direct credit or cheque.

Call us today at (02) 4355 4595 or email enquiries@gotrain.com.au

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