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ACC00098 - Short Course in Undertake a Derailment Investigation

Course Details

Course Summary

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake a derailment investigation in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. It includes preparing for a derailment investigation, determining potential contributory factors, planning for derailment investigation report requirements, and investigating a derailment. This unit applies to people with the responsibility for rail operations management. The unit TLIF5023 Undertake a Derailment Investigation is a standalone unit delivered at the CQUniversity Bundaberg Crash Lab as a residential school over 5 days. Students undertaking this course will study the accredited unit TLIF5023 - Undertake a derailment investigation.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but it is strongly suggested that students have at least two years prior experience working in the rail sector in operational or infrastructure contexts.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Students completing this course should be able to assist with a derailment investigation as a team member. Upon successful completion of this accredited short course students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit TLIF5023 - Undertake a derailment investigation.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

5 day residential school
  • On-campus
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Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
TLIF5023 Undertake a derailment investigation

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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

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March: Part Time
June: Part Time
November: Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

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March: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
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Residential School Information

A number of exercises will be conducted outdoors in a simulated rail environment. Students will be required to wear long sleeved high visibility shirt, long trousers, steel capped/composite safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and a broad brimmed hat. 

All Residential Schools for 2020 are currently deferred.  Teachers will be in contact with current students to discuss their options.  

Additional Resources and Textbooks

A comprehensive learning guide will be provided to students.

Students will be required to wear long sleeved high visibility shirt, long trousers, steel capped/composite safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and a broad brimmed hat.