Course Details

QLD Core Units - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure



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
  • Operating under track protection rules in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements, and workplace procedures 



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

  • 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
  • TLIW2001 - Operate under track protection rules
  • 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.



The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Follow workplace procedures
  • Complete work, health and safety records
  • Select, use and maintain hand tools
  • Store and secure hand tools
  • Assess risks associated with load relocation
  • Appropriate forms of communication
  • Actions for lifting, lowering and carrying, pulling and pushing a load
  • Effective listening skills
  • Minimise the effects of pollution during work and maintenance
  • Handling and moving environmentally hazardous materials
  • Respond appropriately to abnormal situations
  • Identify and act on signs of fatigue

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

There are no entry requirements for this course however ALL students must observe student conduct and enrolment requirements as per the CERT Student Handbook.

To gain the outcomes of this course students MUST attend a QR3.2 Safely Access the Rail Corridor course, which is mandatory for access to the Queensland Rail network

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
CERT will provide support and reasonable adjustment for students with individual needs, however ALL students must perform to standards of knowledge and performance in subject matter to gain competence.

Pre-Requisite Information

If completing Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure Core Units via correspondence, students MUST attend QR3.2 Safely Access the Rail Corridor training to be eligible for this option. 

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessments
  • Practical demonstrations

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated face to face
  • Theory can be completed via correspondence (must be arranged through administration staff)



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