Welding Training

Rail welding training teaches proper techniques and best practices for achieving consistent and high-quality welds, which are essential for ensuring the safety and reliability of rail systems. Attending rail welding training can help develop skills and knowledge in this field, increase employability and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

CERT offers tailored courses to meet your business requirements.

  • Aluminothermic Welding – THERMIT procedure
  • Aluminothermic Welding – RAILTECH procedure
  • Electric Welding (Standard carbon only)

TLIW0004 Grind Rail and TLIW0006 Heat & Cut materials using OXY-LPG equipment for the rail industry can be offered as standalone courses.



Upon successful completion of Aluminothermic Welding – THERMIT or Aluminothermic Welding – RAILTECH  assessments, students will receive a Statement of Attainment:

  • TLIW0004 – Grind Rails
  • TLIW0006 – Heat and cut materials using oxy-LPG equipment for the rail industry
  • TLIW3015 – Weld rail using aluminothermic welding process

Upon successful completion of Electric Welding (Standard carbon only) assessments, students will receive a Statement of Attainment:

  • TLIW0036 – Apply electric welding process to rail



The following topics are covered within this course:

  • applying grinding techniques to achieve rail profile and surface condition
  • knowledge of accepted rail industry standards for rail profile and surface condition
  • identifying job requirements

Entry Requirements


There are no pre-requisites for this course however, to satisfy Rail Network Requirements* the following is required:

  • CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry
  • TLIF0020 Safely Access the Rail Corridor    OR
  • TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor (superseded as at 28/01/2021 – Credit Transfer to TLIF0020 Required )

*Rail Network Operators in most States and Territories require workers to hold the above prior to entering rail worksites.

Candidates are required to be able to use Oxy LP gas cutting equipment and be able to cut rail to a good standard prior to the course starting date and must have been working with Thermit welders for at least 2-3 months to be familiar with the procedure being trained.

It is extremely important each participant have their own PPE and equipment:


  • Cotton Drill Long sleeve shirt
  • Cotton Drill long pants
  • Welders Gloves “Big Blue”
  • Riggers Gloves
  • Shade 5 Welding Goggles “UVEX” type preferred (NO SUNGLASSES)
  • Welders Leather Spats
  • Steel capped safety boots
  • PC dust masks
  • Face shield comprising of the following parts:
    • Thermo guard visor protector       Part No: V9F418GCG-5               Stock Code – 1856145
    • Head brow guard protector           Part No: F408BG               Stock Code – 1562768


  • 1 x Flint lighter “Triple Flint” type
  • 1 x Digital stopwatch “timer”
  • 1 x 150mm steel rule

Information on additional PPE and equipment requirements will be provided by your local CERT Branch office on request with specific course information.

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



  • Theory assessment
  • Practical demonstrations under assessment conditions
  • On Job Workbook
  • Welding Return Book

Delivery Method


CERT Training can deliver training and assessment at worksites with adequate facilities. To discuss facility and equipment requirements, contact your local CERT Training branch.



Welding currency is valid for two (2) years from date of completion.  You will need to contact CERT every two (2) years to arrange for a Re-certification, to keep your competency current.