Course Details

Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure (TLI21315) Core Units Program



This course has been designed to cover all skills and knowledge in the below:

  • Maintaining and using hand tools in accordance with workplace procedures and safeworking codes across a variety of operational workplace contexts within the transport and logistics industry
  • Shifting loads safely using manual handling methods
  • Participating effectively in basic workplace communication as an integral part of routine work in the context of the workplace concerned
  • Communicating information about routine tasks, processes, events or skills, participating in group discussions to achieve appropriate work outcomes and representing group views to others
  • Following and applying work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures when carrying out work activities in compliance with the relevant WHS/OHS regulations and procedures
  • Caring for the environment during rail infrastructure maintenance and construction activities in accordance with rail industry standards, safeworking and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures 
  • Applying fatigue management strategies within the transport and logistics industry. Work is undertaken in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines


Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised) 
  • TLIB1028 - Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLID1001 - Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIE1003 - Participate in basic workplace communication
  • TLIF1001 - Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLIU2008 - Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
  • TLIF2010 - Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIF2080 - Safely access the rail corridor

Participants may wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the rail industry and enrol in the remaining units to complete the TLI21315 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure qualification.


By the end of this course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to :

  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Complete work health and safety records
  • Select and use hand tools
  • Maintain hand tools
  • Secure and store hand tools
  • Assess risks associated with relocating load
  • Actions for lifting, lowering and carrying, pulling and pushing a load are in accordance with workplace procedures and WHS requirements
  • Appropriate forms of communication
  • Effective listening skills
  • Minimise the effects of pollution during work and maintenance
  • Handling and moving Environmentally hazardous materials
  • Carry out assigned protection and/or work activities
  • Respond appropriately to abnormal situations
  • Identify and act on signs of fatigue
  • Implement strategies to minimise fatigue

Course Cost

There is 2 payments required for this course.  
  • $400 payable upon enrolment into the online distance based training and 
  • $400 payable upon enrolment into the  face to face assessment 1 day workshop

Entry Requirements

Computer Requirements
Participants must have access to a computer and internet and enrol with a valid email address.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course. This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures
  • Communicate identified hazards
  • Calculations of time spent in different activities
Pre-Requisite Information
  • Be physically fit to handle and operate small tools/machinery.
Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory activities (open book) - completed distance based (online)
  • Theory assessment (open book) - completed in classroom 
  • Practical demonstration - completed in classroom

Delivery Method

The course is facilitated through the combination of distance-based learning (online self-paced) with competency assessments both theory (classroom) and practical (simulated worksite) assessments at CERT’s Welshpool training facilities.

Participants can contact our office either by phone or email for support from a qualified instructor while completing their self-paced learning.

Course Activities

Participants will use the provided learning guides to complete course activities as part of self-paced learning. All resources and activities are provided via the Online Learning Portal.  Participants are required to submit each completed course activity booklet for feedback.  

If you require any assistance with completing your course activities, you can contact our office either by phone or email for support.

Competency Assessment
Once you have completed all activities, you will be provided with dates for upcoming workshops for you to attend to complete the theory and practical assessments.  This is conducted over one-day and via face to face at our premises in Welshpool with a qualified assessor.

When attending CERT to complete competency assessments, please ensure you wear the correct PPE including the following:
  • Orange High Vis long sleeved shirt
  • full length trousers
  • safety glasses
  • safety boots and
  • safety gloves.

* if you do not have the correct PPE on the day of training, you will not be able to participate within any assessments.



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:


The following topics are covered within this course:

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

Delivery Method



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