Rail Operations

NSW Safeworking School (TLIF3058 & RISI)


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply applicable safeworking rules and regulations to rail functions carried out on rail networks. It includes the correct use of communication…

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TLI33115 Certificate III in Rail Customer Care

This is a general qualification for a person engaged in the rail customer service environment. The TLI33113 Certificate III in Rail Customer Service qualification is aligned to…

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TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Driving

This is a general qualification for a person engaged in terminal train driving and is designed to meet with industry requirements for a Yard Train Driver, and also to meet the variable…

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TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving

This is a general qualification for the operations sector of the Rail Industry or heritage steam and diesel operators. A job title relevant to this qualification includes: Train Driver…

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Other Rail Ops Training, Train Driver, Safeworking, Diesel Loco Engine & Air, Shunting, Air Brake, Train Examination

These courses cover the safeworking systems applicable in each state, and are essential for all train operations, hand signaller and track protection personnel…

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Train Driving

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 individual course page
  • 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 Rail environment, in your workplace or in an actual rail 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 TLI10 and TLI11 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 rail environment. You therefore must have no physical or medical condition that would affect your ability to work freely in the rail 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 GTI
  • 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 rail 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 rail ops and safety critical rail work will require you to have a rail medical, from a ARTC or railcorp approved medical provider.

Basically Category 1 for train crew; and Category 3 for maintenance and rail 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.
    • Once payment is received we will advise you of when the next Course is beginning and what will be required to get started. Enjoy!

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

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