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Safely access the rail corridor (Queensland Rail Network)


This course is aligned to the specific requirements of Queensland Rail Network rules and procedures MD-12-189.

It is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge required to safely enter and navigate around the rail corridor and danger zone with the permission the access provider in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

It includes the following policies, procedures and protocols of the access provider for situation awareness and rail safety, and to operate under local track protection rules in accordance with safe working and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, including accessing and interpreting information about track protection requirements, carrying out assigned protection and /or work activities, and responding appropriately to safety incidents and abnormal situations within the limits of person responsibility.


It is a mandatory regulation of RIW and Queensland Rail that all students attending QR SARC or WET have an RIW Card/Number prior to attending training. This means that students not able to provide an RIW Card/Number will not be able to commence training on that day and will be required to rebook and attend training on a date after they have acquired their RIW Card/Number.

How much does it cost?

Please contact our office for current pricing.

How long does it take?

This course is conducted over one day from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Is work placement required?

No, you are not required to complete work placement as part of this unit.

What is awarded on completion?

If you successfully complete the course, you will receive a:

Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the Unit:

  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor

Certificate of Achievement for:

  • QR SARC 3.2 Safely access the rail corridor (SARC)

What are the Entry Requirements?

To attend a Queensland Rail induction course, students must comply with the following entry requirements:

Students must have an RIW Card prior to attending this course:

Students must wear the following PPE to comply with assessment requirements:

  • Safety boots or steel cap shoes
  • Hi-vis, long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants, e.g., cargo pants
  • Wide brim hat

What other induction courses do I need to do to work in the QR rail corridor?

You should always check the relevant QR Competency Matrix for the role you will fulfil when you work for QR, even if you are working as a contractor. You can find the most up to date Competence Matrices on the QR website here.

In most cases, you will be required as a minimum to hold the following:

Additionally, according to the QR Fatigue Risk Management for Contractors Fact Sheet, all Rail Safety Workers, high risk workers and shift workers must complete TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies training.

Please check the QR Competency Matrix or National Track and Civil Matrix relevant to your job role.

How to book to attend:

Click on the date you wish to attend the SARC training, then confirm and pay the course fee or please call our Queensland office on 1300 698 158.

Upcoming Courses

Please call us on 1300 698 158 to discuss the availability of this course.
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