Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018

TLI40115 - Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3350 (2019)
$3564 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $3564 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Transport and Warehousing
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

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

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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 14 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
Standard Course Structure

1 year part-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
TLIF4088 Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF2062 Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations More Information Training.gov Details
TLIE4030 Prepare rail safety reports More Information Training.gov Details
TLIE3022 Complete workplace documents More Information Training.gov Details
TLIG4006 Facilitate work teams More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF5017 Investigate rail safety incidents More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF4107 Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences More Information Training.gov Details
PSPREG418A Advise on progress of investigations More Information Training.gov Details
PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF4100 Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements More Information Training.gov Details
TLIF3083 Conduct track protection assessment More Information Training.gov Details
TLIB3118 Apply awareness of railway fundamentals More Information Training.gov Details
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
Students must enrol in the first part of this course as a stand-alone short course - ACC00095 Short Course in Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation. Those units marked with sequence number 1 in the Unit Sequence below form the short course.
TLIF4101 Implement and maintain a rail safety culture More Information Training.gov Details
TLIB4079 Conduct a general train examination More Information Training.gov Details
TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development More Information Training.gov Details
TLIB4042 Conduct inspection of safeworking procedures and infrastructure More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 TLIF4100 - Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements
1 TLIF3083 - Conduct track protection assessment
1 TLIB3118 - Apply awareness of railway fundamentals
1 BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
1 TLIB4042 - Conduct inspection of safeworking procedures and infrastructure

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
TLIF4088 Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies
PSPREG418A Advise on progress of investigations
TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
TLIB4079 Conduct a general train examination
TLIF4101 Implement and maintain a rail safety culture
TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor
PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews
TLIF4107 Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences
TLIF5017 Investigate rail safety incidents
TLIG4006 Facilitate work teams
TLIE3022 Complete workplace documents
TLIE4030 Prepare rail safety reports
TLIF2062 Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Bundaberg.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
March: Part Time
June: Part Time
November: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Dates for the 2019 rail safety workshops in Bundaberg are as follows:


25-29 March – Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation (ACC00095 - Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation)

1 April – 4 April – Derailment (ACC00098 - Short Course in Undertake a Derailment Investigation)

 

1 – 5 July -  Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation (ACC00095 - Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation)

6-12 July – Derailment - (ACC00098 - Short Course in Undertake a Derailment Investigation)

 

23 – 27 Sept – Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation (ACC00095 - Fundamentals of Rail Safety Investigation)

30 Sept – 4 Oct – Derailment - (ACC00098 - Short Course in Undertake a Derailment Investigation)



All Residential Schools will be held at the CQUniversity Bundaberg Crash lab from 8 am - 5 pm each day.


Students will be required to wear suitable attire when attending the residential school, such as:

  • 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.  


Resource Requirements

All training and assessment materials are made available online through Moodle. Students will be contacted and provided access to the online environment after enrolment.


Study Sequence

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