Course Details

Core Units - TLI21315 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure



This course is designed for all Rail Track Workers engaged in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Track Worker
  • Track Installer
  • Track Maintainer

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



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
  • TLIF2010 - Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIF2080 - Safely access the rail corridor (completion of this unit is also recognized as  TFNSW SX52 - Accessing the rail corridor induction)

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
  • Avoid environment damage
  • Transport/handle environmentally hazardous materials safely
  • Report environmental breaches
  • Identify and act on signs of fatigue

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

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

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessments ( open book - completed in class)
  • Practical demonstrations ( completed during course)

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated face to face (5 days)



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