Course Details

TLI21315 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure (Blended Delivery)



This course is designed for persons engaged in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment undertaking a range of tasks involving routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes. 

Job Roles 

Possible streams offered by CERT relevant to this qualification include:

Rail Infrastructure - Track Worker

Relevant to:
  • Track Worker
  • Track Installer
  • Track Maintainer
Rail Infrastructure – Track Surfacing 

Relevant to:
  • Plant Operator
  • Mobile Plant Operator
  • Way Gang Driver



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Qualification (Nationally Recognised)
  • TLI21315 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
A total of 16 units of competency comprising:

  • 7 core units listed below plus  ll units within one of the specialist elective unit groups from Track Work or Track Surfacing listed below
  • plus 3 general elective units from the general elective units listed below if selecting Track Work or
  • 4 general elective units from the general elective units listed below if selecting Track Surfacing

  • 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
  • TLIB2085 - Apply track fundamentals 
  • TLIB2092 - Operate minor mechanical equipment 
  • TLIS2030 - Carry out track ballasting 
  • TLIS2031 - Install railway sleepers 
  • TLIS2034 - Install and repair rail fastening systems 
  • TLIS2044 - Carry out rail installation

  • TLIB1093 - Clean equipment and restore worksite
  • TLIB2001 - Check and assess capabilities of equipment 
  • TLIB2085 - Apply track fundamentals 
  • TLIB2091 - Measure and record track geometry
  • TLIS2030 - Carry out track ballasting 
  • TLIC2058 - Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment OR
  • TLIC2059 - Propel and operate light on-track equipment

  • TLIB1093 - Clean equipment and restore worksite
  • TLIB2091 - Measure and record track geometry
  • TLIB2097 - Install and maintain guard rails
  • TLIB2121 - Maintain rail joints
  • TLIC3045 - Operate road/rail vehicle 
  • TLIF0008 - Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment
  • TLIG1001 - Work effectively with others
  • TLIS2027 - Install and maintain surface track drainage
  • TLIS2034 - Install and repair temporary track supports
  • TLIS2035 - Install and repair fences and gates
  • TLIW2001 - Operate under track protection rules 
  • TLIW3035 - Heat and cut materials using oxy-LPG equipment for the rail industry


The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Follow workplace procedures
  • Select, use and maintain hand tools
  • Identify hazards and take action to control or eliminate the risk
  • Understand and implement effective communication strategies
  • Minimise the effects of pollution during work and maintenance
  • Identify and act on signs of fatigue
  • Complete work following track protection rules
  • Understand basic track fundamentals
  • Install ballast, sleepers, rail and fastenings
  • Undertake general housekeeping tasks
  • Use on-track equipment
  • Understand track geometry fundamentals

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
  • Practical demonstrations

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated face to face



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