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Rail Training Package Update


Rail Training Package Update

Transitioning of the TLI10 Training Package to the new Standards continues to come together with the rail sector covering 241 TLI units of competency, 25 TLI qualifications and 53 TLI Skills Sets.  These products have now been edited externally incorporating rail continuous improvement items.   Many stakeholders have provided suggestions and contributed to the review over the last eighteen months.

Protect updates and key milestones have been distributed to stakeholders and updated on the Rail Project Page on the TLISC website and by the Training Package monthly newsletter updates. Any stakeholder can register to receive email updates regarding new happenings in the rail sector by registering at the bottom of the TLISC Rail Training Package page on our website.

Terminology from the Rail Safety National Legislation has not been automatically incorporated into rail units of competency.  Changes were guided by rail stakeholders and where uncommon language has been used, we have consulted with industry to replace it with relevant descriptions and terminology.

TLISC is working closely with our stakeholders to meet the Rail industry’s changing workforce needs, which are being addressed through the above projects. For example, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is moving the authorised rail contractor workforce to the National Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card, which incorporates TLI units of competency, from 1 December 2015. All contractors needing track access to any rail operator site across the TfNSW cluster will be required to have a current RIW card with the approved TfNSW role.

Another example of rail workforce changes that have been reflected in rail transition projects is the industry requirement to move from simulated assessment to practical assessment. In the current TLI10 Training Package key rail units of competency can only be assessed within a rail workplace environment, in the transition process, stakeholders have requested additional rail infrastructure units of competency to be assessed practically within the workplace as a risk mitigation strategy.   The assessment conditions within the following Rail Infrastructure units of competency will incorporate practical workplace assessment requirements:

  • TLIB3094 Check and repair track geometry
  • TLIB3095 Check and repair points and crossings
  • TLIB3099 Examine track infrastructure
  • TLIB3100 Visually inspect track infrastructure
  • TLIS2013 Install minor structures
  • TLIS2027 Install and maintain track surface drains
  • TLIS3025 Implement ballast unloading
  • TLIS3037 Install and repair rail earthworks.


Transition of the rail components to the Standards for Training Packages is due to be completed by the end of 2015.


Further information on the above projects can be found on the rail page of the TLISC website.

If you have any further queries or would like to participate in the consultation process, please contact Ron Horne, Senior Training Package Specialist – Rail  on 03 9604 7232 or ron.horne@tlisc.org.au

PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON June 11, 2015