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 (2018)
$3350 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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
PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews More Information
PSPREG418A Advise on progress of investigations More Information
TLIF4107 Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences More Information
TLIF5017 Investigate rail safety incidents More Information
TLIG4006 Facilitate work teams More Information
TLIE3022 Complete workplace documents More Information
TLIE4030 Prepare rail safety reports More Information
TLIF2062 Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations More Information
TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor More Information
TLIF4088 Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies More Information
TLIB3118 Apply awareness of railway fundamentals More Information
TLIF3083 Conduct track protection assessment More Information
TLIF4100 Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements More Information
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes More Information
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.
TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development More Information
TLIB4079 Conduct a general train examination More Information
TLIF4101 Implement and maintain a rail safety culture More Information
TLIB4042 Conduct inspection of safeworking procedures and infrastructure More Information

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 TLIB3118 - Apply awareness of railway fundamentals
1 TLIF3083 - Conduct track protection assessment
1 TLIF4100 - Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements
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
PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews
TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor
TLIF4101 Implement and maintain a rail safety culture
TLIB4079 Conduct a general train examination
TLIL4009 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
PSPREG418A Advise on progress of investigations
TLIF4088 Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies
TLIF2062 Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations
TLIE4030 Prepare rail safety reports
TLIE3022 Complete workplace documents
TLIG4006 Facilitate work teams
TLIF5017 Investigate rail safety incidents
TLIF4107 Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

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
September: Part Time
November: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are two course intakes for 2018, available in June and September.
1 year part-time
This course is available to study by Mixed Mode study, where study is primarily completed online, but students are also required to attend one, compulsory on-campus residential school. Residential Schools will be held at the following locations:

CQUniversity Bundaberg

Intake 1 (June) - 25-29 June 2018 - 8.00am - 5.00pm

Intake 2 (September) - 17-21 September 2018 - 8.00am - 5.00pm

Teaching support is available through telephone, email and through the online learning management system (Moodle) where all resources, discussion forums and videoconference sessions are conducted. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

2018 Residential School Information

Students undertaking this course by Mixed Mode study are expected to attend a compulsory Residential School. Residential Schools are available at the following times 


February 2018 intake

For students commencing their course at the February Intake, the residential school will be held from Monday, 12 March - Friday, 16 March 2018


June 2018 intake

For students commencing their course at the June Intake, the residential school will be held from Monday, 17 September - Friday, 21 September 2018


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