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Rail Welding Courses

TLIW3015 Weld rail using aluminothermic welding process

TLIB3102 Adjust rail

TLIW0004 Grind rails

TLIW0006 Heat and cut materials using oxy/LPG equipment for the rail industry

Course Outcome

Learners who successfully complete this course will be issued with nationally recognised Statements of Attainment for each unit of competency successfully completed – *Rail Network Operators may have specific competency requirements to carry out this type of work on their infrastructure and additional training may be required.

Course Overview

This course is intended for experienced rail workers who may have worked in rail labourer roles and are now looking to move forward in their career within the specific field of track welding.

The combination of these units provides learners with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to prep rail prior to welding, weld rail using the aluminothermic process, grind the rail profile of joints, check track geometry, adjust rail and complete required documentation on completion of work.

Duration

These units can be done individually or combined in one course. Course duration will depend on the individual’s circumstances and the units chosen.

Individual units can take from one up to three days depending on the complexity of the specific unit of competency or, if undertaken as a combined course, 5 days of initial theory and practical training which enables the participant to work under supervision and complete a set number of welds and rail adjustments before undertaking a final practical assessment.

For further information or to discuss your specific circumstances please call us on 1300 772 728.

Training Location

Training and assessment can be carried out at ATS’s Laverton centre but for the majority of courses, due to the specific requirements of the practical element for the welding unit, training and assessment is carried out on the customer’s premises.

Previous experience of working on the rail infrastructure is recommended but not essential.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

ATS runs Metro-approved courses including: TTSA - Train Track Safety Awareness
Train Track Safety Awareness (TTSA)

Course Overview

This course is the initial introduction to enable people to safely work in the Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) Rail Network.

This course is designed to provide learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to safely access the rail corridor, access the danger zone and respond to an emergency.

In this course you will learn about:

  • Common terminology used in the rail corridor.
  • Safe Places, Danger Zones and Restricted Locations in the rail corridor.
  • Hazards and risk and suitable control measures associated with working in the rail corridor.
  • Policies and procedures to follow when working in the MTM rail infrastructure.
  • Safety critical and emergency communication protocol.
  • Personal measures to enable you to turn up for work Fit for Duty.
  • Appropriate PPE to be worn in the rail corridor.

Award Issued

Participants who are deemed competent in knowledge and
practical assessments will receive:

  • An MTM Train Track Safety Awareness (TTSA) Certificate of Completion.
  • The TTSA Certificate of Completion is valid for two years. Applicants are required to complete a TTSA refresher through Metro Academy after 24 months of issue of the Certificate of Completion to maintain currency.
  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor.

Course Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Duration

The course duration is one day.

Course Cost

$280

Location

Training is conducted at 1 Westgate Drive, Laverton North,
VIC3026.

Participants must be over the age of 18.

Participants must have a basic understanding of the English language and ability to clearly communicate with others and complete written assessment questions.

A Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment must be completed by all candidates as part of the enrolment process to determine they have the required core skills to an appropriate level to complete the course successfully.

Participants are to provide safety boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants, hard hat, hi-vis vest, safety glasses and gloves.

TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure

This training may be available to eligible students with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

Course Outcome

Learners who successfully complete this course are issued with a
Testamur for the Specialist Elective Group ‘A’ – Track Work in the above qualification.

Employment pathways available to learners who complete this group include:

  • Track Worker
  • Track Installer
  • Track Maintainer

Course Overview

In addition to the Core units, learners have to complete the following units from Elective Group A: Track Work:

  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor
  • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
  • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
  • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation

Learners have to select three General Electives relevant to their intended occupation. For further details of the elective units ATS can offer, please contact us on 1300 772 728.

Duration

The course duration will depend on the individuals experience of working in the rail infrastructure or similar industries and will be determined during the enrolment process.

Learners have 12 months to complete the course but it can be completed in a shorter timescale through block modules to suit an applicants needs.

Training Location

Training is conducted at our Laverton training centre.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport must be presented as evidence of ID.

RII30820 Certificate III Plant Operations

This training may be available to eligible students with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills required by an operator to carry out tasks associated with the civil construction plant operation on a range of machines.

The following employment pathways available to learners who complete this qualification may include:

  • Civil construction skilled labourer
  • Civil construction plant operator
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Learners have to complete a total of 20 units made up from:

15 core units

  • RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM201F Carry out measurements and calculations
  • RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services
  • RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications
  • RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation
  • RIICCM206E Support plant operations
  • RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually
  • RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
  • RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
  • RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
  • RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies & procedures
  • RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction site

Plus 5 elective units

  • RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

For further details of the elective units that ATS can offer please contact us.​

Duration

The course duration will depend on the individuals experience of machine operation or working in the civil construction or similar industries and will be determined during the enrolment process.
Learners have 12 months to complete the course.

Training Location

Training is conducted at our Laverton training centre.

Learners must be over the age of 16.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport must be presented as evidence of ID.

Rail Core Units

TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools

TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communication

TLIC0025 Follow work health and safety procedures

TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies

TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure

Course Outcome

These are the core units for the TLI27120 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure qualification. Learners who successfully complete this course will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the above units of competency.

Course Overview

This combination of units covers subjects which are considered central to anyone carrying out basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment. They aim to provide the learner with the fundamental skills and knowledge to be able to perform their duties safely. A selection of some of the topics covered in the course include:

  • Pre-planning of work, identifying hazards and implementing suitable control measures
  • Selecting, maintaining, using and storing hand tools
  • Effective listening and questioning techniques
  • Identifying and acting on signs of fatigue
  • The principles of forces applied to the body when lifting and correct manual handling techniques
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid polluting the environment

Duration

The course is generally conducted over 3 days but will depend on previous experience of working in the rail environment or performing similar duties in related industries. The course consists of theory which will be conducted face-to-face in the classroom and practical which is demonstrated, practised and assessed in a simulated environment.

Course Cost

$750

Training Location

Training is conducted at our Laverton training centre.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport must be presented as evidence of ID.