Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation (TLI40115)
This is a qualification for a person who undertakes a rail safety investigation within the rail industry in accordance with regulator, rail industry standards, rules and operational procedures. This vocational qualification is recognised by regulatory, investigation and rail organisations nationally.
This course will cover topics such as Rail Safety Law, Legislation, Acts & Regulations, Site Investigation, Gathering, recording & managing evidence, reporting progress of investigations, an understanding of Safety Management Systems and Rail Safety Investigation Principles and types of Rail Safety Occurrences, Notification and Categorisation.
Students will have the opportunity to map scenes, interview witnesses, photograph the scene, collect evidence and carry out tests on rolling stock, signalling and track in an operating railway environment located at the CQUniversity Bundaberg Crash lab.
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|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
There are no entry requirements for this course, however it is strongly recommended that students have an involvement in operational safety within the rail sector or be participating in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course which belongs to the Safety Sciences discipline (eg. Bachelor of Accident Forensics or Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety).
Students will be required to access rail track environments for the completion of some assessment tasks and activities that require adequate mobility in these environments. Students will also require a sound level of literacy and numeracy skills in order to read standards, codes, legislation, make calculations and complete reports.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 18 units, consisting of:
14 core units; and
4 elective units.
|BSBRSK401||Identify risk and apply risk management processes|
|PSPREG411A||Gather information through interviews|
|PSPREG418A||Advise on progress of investigations|
|TLIB3118||Apply awareness of railway fundamentals|
|TLIE3022||Complete workplace documents|
|TLIE4030||Prepare rail safety reports|
|TLIF2062||Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations|
|TLIF2080||Safely access the rail corridor|
|TLIF3083||Conduct track protection assessment|
|TLIF4088||Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies|
|TLIF4100||Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements|
|TLIF4107||Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences|
|TLIF5017||Investigate rail safety incidents|
|TLIG4006||Facilitate work teams|
|TLIB4042||Conduct inspection of safeworking procedures and infrastructure|
|TLIB4079||Conduct a general train examination|
|TLIF4101||Implement and maintain a rail safety culture|
|TLIL4009||Manage personal work priorities and professional development|
Students enrol in the first part of the TLI40115 Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation qualification as a stand-alone short course. This is titled 'ACC00095 Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation’ and is the first part of TLI40115 Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation. Students enrolling in the Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation are required to complete this body of pre-work by distance, prior to attending the one week residential school and then complete post residential school work to meet all the requirements of the Certificate IV.
The five units comprising the short course ACC00095 are:
• TLIB3118 Apply awareness of railway fundamentals
• TLIF3083 Conduct track protection assessment
• TLIF4100 Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements
• TLIB4042 Conduct inspection of Safe working procedures and infrastructure
• BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
To complete the reminder of the TLI40115 Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation qualification students must enrol in the remaining 13 units listed below which are completed after the stand-alone short course, ‘ACC00095 Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation’. The remaining units are as follows:
• PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews
• TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor
• TLIF2062 Apply awareness of Safe working rules and regulations
• PSPREG418A Advise on progress of investigations
• TLIE3022 Complete workplace documents
• TLIF4088 Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies
• TLIF4107 Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences
• TLIG4006 Facilitate work teams
• TLIB4079 Conduct a general train examination
• TLIF5017 Investigate rail safety incidents
• TLIE4030 Prepare rail safety reports
• TLIF4101 Implement and maintain a rail safety culture
• TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Course Assessment Information
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There are two course intakes for 2018, available in June and September.
Duration and dates
1 year part-time
2018 Residential School Information
- a high visibility shirt
- long trousers
- steel capped safety boots
- safety glasses and;
- a hard hat.
Students will be required to access rail track environments for the completion of some assessment tasks and activities that require adequate mobility in these environments.