How to Become Certified for NSW Rail Jobs

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In an increasingly unstable job market, one sector continues to thrive: the rail transportation industry. So, are you interested in getting certified for one of the NSW rail jobs? Then we invite you to browse our range of courses online.

How to Begin Your Career in NSW Rail Jobs

Working on the railway requires special training and certification. This kind of work has higher than average risks. Also, the safety of train passengers depends on the quality of workmanship of people employed in Sydney rail jobs. 

The starting point for any NSW rail job is the Rail Industry Safety Induction (RISI) course. Together with the Rail Industry Worker Program and a medical examination, it is the basic prerequisite for any kind of on the rail corridor in several states in Australia. 

Please note, that you need to take the RISI course and obtain the certification at one of the registered training organisations in Australia, and CERT is one of them. Our comprehensive TFNSW course meets all the requirements for the RISI certification.

Four Career Paths in NSW Rail Jobs

Once you have obtained the basic certifications to be eligible for Sydney rail jobs, you will have to select a specific field of work. CERT Training offers a complete range of accredited courses for various rail work specialties, such as:

Certificate II in Railway Infrastructure

This course is recommended for persons who want to work as track installers or track maintenance personnel. If you are interested in NSW rail jobs related to track laying, installing, maintenance and repair, this course will give you the theoretical and practical skills you will need on a daily basis. Some of the topics included in the course include:

  • Understanding track geometry fundamentals
  • Using on-track equipment and machinery
  • Selection, use and maintenance of hand tools
  • Understanding and following workplace safety and protection rules.

NSW Protection Officer

One of the key activities among other NSW rail jobs is protecting a worksite, so that other employees involved in installation, maintenance or repair works can perform their task safely and undisturbed.

After the successful completion of this course, you will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for six core tasks:

  • Performing lookout duties
  • Conducting track protection assessment
  • Implementing absolute signal blocking
  • Operating under track protection rules
  • Clipping and securing points
  • Using audible warning devices.

NSW ARTC Handsignaller Level 1 & 2

One of the most exciting Sydney rail jobs is directing traffic along railways. If this is what you are interested in, our NSW ARTC Handsignaller Level 1&2 course is the right choice for you. 

You will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and Certificate of Achievement at the end of this CERT course, allowing you to apply for hand signaller jobs along the rail corridor in Australia.

NSW ARTC Track Examiner & Certifier

Among other NSW rail jobs, one of the most critical ones is the track examiner and certifiers. This job involves checking and repairing track geometry and other infrastructure elements. The safety of rail transportation depends on this, so if you want to make a difference in your work, this is the ideal job for you.

The course covers all the core topics required for certification:

  • Examining the track and right of way infrastructure
  • Analysing the examination results
  • Reporting the findings of the examination.

Enrol in CERT Training now and kick start your career in rail infrastructure.

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