Wagon Maintainer

As a Wagon Maintainer, you are responsible for ensuring that wagon maintenance requirements are met safely and effectively. Wagon Maintainers are required to carry out scheduled maintenance, inspection work, out of course repairs and respond to emergency recoveries on the rail network.

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Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive a Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised) for the following units:

  • TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLIE2007 Use communications systems
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIB3019 Test train braking system
  • TLIB3118 Apply awareness of railway fundamentals
  • TLIC4074 Shunt, couple and uncouple rail vehicles
  • TLIB3018 Conduct full train examination
  • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIB0014 Carry out train roll-by inspection
  • TLIB0017 Conduct a general train examination

Entry Requirements


About You: 

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend basic English
  • Safety focus and committed to achieving zero harm
  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Experience making quality decisions in a prompt and safe manner
  • Ability to interpret and work with technical information
  • Communicate both verbally and written with precision
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Committed to achieving exceptional outcomes for our customers
  • Computer Skills

Entry Requirements:

  • Ability to pass Category 1 Rail Medical including:
    • Audiometry
    • Musculoskeletal assessment
    • Vision Testing
    • Cardiovascular assessment
    • K10 Questionnaire for Psychological Health
    • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
    • General medical examination
    • Ongoing drug and alcohol screens
  • Ability to complete a National Police Check
  • Hold a valid Drivers Licence
  • Ability to complete Shift Work

Delivery Fee: 

  • $ 1,010.00 Training Student Contribution
  • $    750.00 Category 1 Rail Medical, Musculoskeletal, Drug and Alcohol and Hearing Test

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

Delivery Method


5 Week Program commencing Monday 31st October concluding Friday 2nd December.

The program will consist of a combination of classroom training days and on-site mentoring for the understanding of Wagon Maintainer tasks including formative practical assessment.

Wagon Maintainer working on a locomotive


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Medical Requirement

Category 1 Rail Medical (CAT 1)

This is the highest level of rail medical available and is for rail workers or contractors undertaking a safety critical role requiring a high level of attentiveness to their tasks and where sudden incapacity may result in a serious incident affecting the public or the rail network.

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