Wagon Maintainer Career Path Program

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What is the Wagon Maintainer Career Path Program?

Are you interested in entering the Rail Industry? Or, maybe you’re already in rail and looking to diversify your skill set?

Whatever your reason for seeking out a new opportunity, we are here to support you with training through our Career Path Programs.

The Wagon Maintainer Career Path Program is designed to bridge the gap between gaining a qualification and finding employment opportunities. The Career Path Program can support your entry into the rail industry and provide you a solid foundation on which to build a stable and rewarding career in this growing industry. Through the program, you will be offered training to become a proficient and independent Wagon Maintainer who will ensure wagon maintenance requirements are met safely and effectively.

The program requires applicants to successfully complete a training program with CERT Training to obtain the required qualifications to safely access the Industry Partner Organisation’s rail sites and, the opportunity to progress through to employment as a Wagon Maintainer with Momentum Rail.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for entry into the Wagon Maintainer Career Path Program and value diversity. We strongly encourage applications from females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


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CERT Training has partnered with Momentum Rail Workforce Solutions and Industry Partner employers to offer aspiring rail entrants, as well as current industry workers, an opportunity to gain entry into the Australian Rail Industry by participating in our pre-vocational program.

What Does a Wagon Maintainer Do?

A Wagon Maintainer’s key responsibilities include undertaking scheduled maintenance, inspection work and course repairs on rollingstock. They will ensure all works are undertaken to the highest safety standards and respond to emergency recoveries on the rail network.

Wagon Maintainers’ work is essential to ensuring the on-time availability of rollingstock as they undertake unscheduled maintenance, collision damage works, coordinate wagon movements and fabrications works including repair, replacement and modifications

No day is the same as a Wagon Maintainer.

With the potential to expand your skills through additional training in mobile equipment and fabrication, becoming a Wagon Maintainer opens up a whole new world of opportunities.

What’s in it For You?

  • Regular working hours (shift work)
  • Localised work
  • Competitive casual pay rates
  • Reliable and stable Industry

No Experience? No Problem!

No experience is required to get on board as a Wagon Maintainer within the rail industry however, you will need to undertake Wagon Maintainer training prior to entering into a position. Through the Rail Career Path program, you will be offered education, guidance and on-the-job experience to support your journey from education to employment.

“I signed up for an information session without much knowledge about the Rail Career Path Program, by the end of the day I had an interview and an opportunity for a new career.”


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What are the Program Requirements:

The role of a Wagon Maintainer is considered a safety critical position and requires that students are able to pass a Category 1 Rail Medical a National Police Check, hold a valid driver’s licence and undertake shift work. You must also have the right to live and work in Australia.

The program requires a financial contribution from students towards their training. Additional information regarding financial contributions will be provided to interested students.

How Many Weeks is the Program?

The Wagon Maintainer Career Path Program will run for approximately 5-weeks. The training component includes both classroom theory and on-job training with our partner organisation’s.

How Many Places Are Available?

Details of the Wagon Maintainer opportunity will be provided when the training intake process begins through Momentum Rail. However, we regularly support programs located around Australia and we encourage you to submit an expression of interest at any time. We keep your details on file and will contact you when we intake opens for future programs near you.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment 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