Victorian TTSA – What you need to know

Victorian TTSA – What you need to know Victorian TTSA – What you need to know

WHY DO I NEED THE VICTORIAN TTSA COURSE?

The Victorian TTSA (Train Track Safety Awareness) – Level 1 course provides skills and knowledge required by all staff and contractors working in the rail corridor under supervision. This course is suitable for individuals who are new to rail.

This course is a requirement for all persons working in track and civil roles, (specifically track construction and maintenance) and is recognised by

All of these rail networks require you to hold a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card. This is an online program that gives participating organisations full visibility to a single electronic record of a workers competencies, health and education records as they move between employers or rail projects.  

Each rail network has different requirements for each employment role within a network, but all of these networks require you to hold a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card. To find out the requirements for each employment role within a rail network, you can visit the RIW website and find the matrix which describes the National Units of Competence you must hold to move into different employment roles.   

This course also provides the foundational unit of competency, TLIF2080 – Safely access the rail corridor, required by all roles across most Australian rail networks. You will also complete the Metro Trains Melbourne Safety and Environmental Induction. To work on the V/Line network, the Contractor Induction must also be completed. 

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE CERT?

CERT Training is a Network Operator Approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) on the Rail Industry Worker (RIW) website and is recognised by all of the networks mentioned above. Nationally, CERT employs in excess of thirty-five trainers and assessors with either safety or rail background, and in most cases both. All CERT trainers have a minimum of ten year’s rail experience (most have in excess of twenty years) and two years of training experience. Trainers have recent and ongoing experience in the delivery of rail infrastructure, rail operations and/or rail safe working training and assessment.

WHAT RAIL INDUSTRY ROLES DOES THIS RELATE TOO?

If high-risk work tickets, certifications, or licences are also held, completion of this course, a category 3 medical, and a Construction Industry ‘White Card’ (CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry) will allow the learner to work across a number of trade (plumber, carpenter, formworker, etc.) and plant operation roles in the rail corridor, also known as around the track personnel.

Job roles working directly or indirectly in the rail corridor may relate to

  • designing, construction, certifying, maintaining, repairing or monitoring the rail corridor and its infrastructure,  
  • signaling and signaling operations,
  • rolling stock and rail infrastructure,
  • driving/shunting through or to and from the rail corridor,
  • the development and management of Safe working systems.

WHERE CAN I DO THIS COURSE?

The duration of this course is 7 hours and can be completed at all Victorian CERT Training Centres, in

If a company has several staff that requires TLIF2080 – Safely access the rail corridor, training may be offered at your premises anywhere in Victoria, providing it meet network criteria.

There are no pre-requisites for the Victorian Track Safety Awareness – Level 1 course and a medical is not required to sit the course, but a minimum of a Category 3 Rail Medical must be completed before going on-track and gaining access to the rail corridor. CERT offers this service through Company Medical Services and you can complete the medical at our office locations at 7 am, before commencing training. Refer to the fact sheet for more information.

HOW AM I ASSESSED?

Learning is class-room based and delivered in English through a theory component entailing multiple choice and written answer questions, and a practical component which is conducted one-on-one in which you demonstrate the basic tasks associated with working in the rail corridor.

Prior to the commencement of training, all students are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) assessment. This assessment process ensures that students have the best opportunity to complete training and undergo assessment, as well as apply the areas of competence successfully in the workplace. All CERT Trainers are skilled and experienced in dealing with students that may have language, literacy and numeracy issues and are adapt at tailoring learning to the needs of the student.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are eligible to enrol in TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure – Core Units. These core units are required by all personnel and network operators prior to moving into roles such as rail labourer.

WHEN CAN I COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

More information and to view dates, prices and locations click here.

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