Mechanical rail signalling

Mechanical rail signalling heads

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Pre-requisites

Entrants to the Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling must have completed the 8 core units from the TLI21311 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure or demonstrate relevant industry experience gained by working in a rail infrastructure role.

In addition, HRD requires that you are employed in a construction or maintenance role in rail infrastructure to ensure that you have access to essential equipment.

Assessment

A typical technical training module is assessed by a research assignment, written theory test and at least two workplace practical assessments.

RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Evidence portfolio must be supported by a practical demonstration of knowledge and skills.

Duration

The Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling is offered as an assessment-only qualification.

Training is provided in the workplace by the employer and is best completed within 18 months of commencement.

Assessment is by negotiation; duration varies.

Award

The Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling is a nationally recognised qualification.

Duration

The Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling can be completed in two years or less.

Cost

Because learners must already be employed in a rail signalling role, it's expected that your employer will meet all course costs.

Subsidised training is currently not available.

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Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling

The TLI31915 Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling is a general qualification for workers who install and maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment.

HRD offers this qualification as an assessment–only pathway.

Training may be delivered in the workplace as part of a person’s on-the-job learning. Assessment is typically by demonstration of knowledge and skills, with work records and evidence from a workplace supervisor used as supporting evidence.

Qualification requirements

The Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling qualification requires the learner to complete 11 core units, plus a minimum of 7 general electives.

Workplaces or learners with specific requirements should consult www.training.gov.au to view qualification packaging rules. Alternatively, you can contact HRD to discuss your particular needs.

There are also entry requirements for this qualification. You must have completed the 8 core units from the TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure or demonstrate relevant industry experience gained by working in a rail infrastructure role before your enrolment can be accepted.

TLI31915 Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling structure

The following is a SAMPLE qualification option that HRD is able to offer (you can also download a copy of this suggested combination of units); there are other elective options available to you.

Core

There are 11 core units:

  • TLIB3046 Service and clean mechanical signalling equipment and infrastructure
  • TLIB3047 Repair and adjust mechanical signalling equipment and infrastructure
  • TLIB3048 Carry out off-site repair, overhaul and assembly of mechanical signalling equipment
  • TLIB3053 Maintain mechanical signalling locking and interlocking devices
  • TLIB3120 Test mechanical signalling equipment and isolate faults
  • TLIE2008 Process workplace documentation
  • TLIF2062 Apply awareness of safeworking rules and regulations
  • TLIK2010 Use infotechnology devices in the workplace
  • TLIS3005 Install mechanical infrastructure for signalling
  • RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and specifications
Electives

The following elective selections are recommendations by HRD based on common industry requirements:

  • TLIA3039 Receive and store stock
  • TLIB1093 Clean equipment and restore worksite
  • TLIE2007 Use communication systems
  • TLIE2029 Conduct workplace information briefings
  • TLIG3002 Lead a work team or group
  • TLIS2004 Install and maintain rail bonding systems
  • TLIS3023 Erect and mount structures and housings for signalling equipment
  • TLIS4007 Decommission mechanical signalling infrastructure and interlocking equipment from service

These electives are suggestions only and not a binding list, so persons with specific needs should consult www.training.gov.au for the full elective suite.