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Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation (TLI40115)

Course summary

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.

This is a qualification for a person who undertakes a rail safety investigation within the rail industry in accordance with rail industry standards, rules, and operational procedures.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently involved in operational safety within the rail sector or 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 must also have successfully completed a National Track Safety Induction (NTSI) or similar. Induction training is available through various RTO's in Australia.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

On completion of the qualification, opportunities may be sought to work in Rail Safety Investigation teams. 

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core 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
Elective Units
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
Study Sequence
Enrol into all units at once.

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
6 months

This course is available by Distance Education with compulsory residential schools at CQUniversity Bundaberg.

A total of 18 units must be successfully completed - 14 core units plus 4 elective units.

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

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Residential School Information

Students undertaking this course will be required to participate in an on-campus Residential School at CQUniversity Bundaberg.

Students will attend the Resdiential School from Monday, 18 September 2017 to Friday, 22 September 2017 from 8 am - 5pm each day at the Building 12 Crash lab each day