Rail Training Package Update

Rail Training Package Update

Rail Training Package Update

Transitioning TLI10 Training Package rail components to the Standards for Training Packages has been completed with TLI Release 1.0 endorsement 12th October 2015. This was the realisation of project work which started in 2013 through extensive engagement and numerous committee meetings with rail stakeholders nationally. The culmination of this work sees 26 qualifications, 53 Skills Sets, and all associated units of competency covering Rail Operations, Rail Infrastructure and Track Protection, released and are available for use.

A new TLI qualification, TLI40115 Rail Safety Investigation, was developed during 2015 to ensure a consistent approach to incident investigation by rail transport operators. This new qualification addresses an identified skills gap by enabling rail transport operators to have staff skilled with the capability to investigate incidents and events, not only as required by legislation, but more importantly in following good business practice.

Whilst reviewing all TLI rail qualifications, the following minor changes were made in response to industry needs:

  • TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving
    • TLIF0004 Work effectively in a train-driving environment, now incorporating human factors elements within this unit, requiring the unit to be redraft and industry relevant
    • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points, now an elective unit of competency
  • TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving
    • TLIB3019 Test train braking system & TLIC3017 Shunt rolling stock, now elective units of competency
  • TLI32715 Certificate III & TLI21915 Certificate II in Track Protection
    • Track protection qualifications have been reviewed to Core, Specialist elective and Elective unit model to make these qualifications more industry relevant for variations in network safeworking rules and procedures
  • TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
    • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules, now an elective unit of competency

As part of the transition to the Standards for Training Packages project, all of the 245 rail specific units of competency were reviewed to ensure they are in-line with rail terminology changes and risk mitigation requirements. Throughout the transition project, items on the Rail sector Continuous Improvement Plan were also completed, resulting in minor changes to a small number of units to align to current work practices and terminologies.

Finally, a big thank you to all our rail stakeholders who have contributed immensely to the ongoing review and development of all rail specific Training Package products throughout 2015. I wish you and yours a safe and happy holidays and look forward to stepping back on-board in 2016.

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

PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON December 16, 2015