Course Details

NSW ARTC Track Examiner & Certifier


This course involves the skills and knowledge required to check and repair track geometry, examine track and right of way infrastructure in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. It includes determining the job requirements, restoring track geometry, checking track compliance after work and completing required documentation. This course also involves preparing for examination, examining track and right of way, analysing examination results and reporting findings, patrolling the track and right of way infrastructure, and recording identified defects. 



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)

  • TLIB3094 Check and repair track geometry
  • TLIB3099 Examine track infrastructure
  • TLIB3100 Visually inspect track infrastructure
Certificate of Achievement

  • ARTC Track Certifier and Examiner
Note: The above certificates are issued after ALL assessments have been completed (Refer to Assessment Methods to view all assessments within this course)


The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Examine track and right of way infrastructure including preparing for examination
  • Examining track and right of way
  • Analysing examination results
  • Reporting findings

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 and necessary instructions
Participants must also: 
  • hold current Category 3 rail medical
  • provide 100 points of identification on the day of the course
  • must hold:
    • TfNSW SX52 Accessing the Rail Corridor or
    • ARTC National Track Safety Awareness (NTSA) 

Plus hold all of the below:
Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure units:
  • TLIB1028 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIB2097 Install and maintain guard rails
  • TLIB2121 Maintain rail joints
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
  • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
  • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules

Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure units:
  • TLIB3095 Check and repair points and crossings

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment
  • On-the-job workbook
  • Practical assessment (conducted once on-the-job workbook completed succesfully)

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated via face to face workshop (five days) and work-based learning


The Certificate of Achievement - Track Examiner and Certifier is valid for two (2) years from date of  issue. Once the two (2) years are up, students will need to return to CERT and complete a recertification. 

Book directly into a course

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
NSW ARTC Track Examiner & Certifier Theory Course 15 - 19 November 2021 08:30 am - 03:30 pm CERT NSW Chullora 8 $1,500.00
NSW ARTC Track Examiner & Certifier Theory Course 15 - 19 November 2021 08:30 am - 03:30 pm CERT NSW Chullora 5 $1,500.00