TLI (Rail) Yard Coordination
The Rail IRC proposed this review of the Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination. The revision will update and align the qualification with new and emerging technologies including advances made in rail signalling and autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles. It will also integrate the Certificate III in Rail Signalling (TLI32615) which is proposed for deletion from the national register upon completion of the review. This revision will also provide greater transferability of skills between various sectors of the Industry.
Rail transport operators have identified the need for faster transit of rail transport services through transit points. Increased rail movements place greater stress on the network and potentially leads to an increase in network congestion and system breakdowns, causing substantial delays or downtime of the rail network. Minimising delays on the rail network is critical to keep not only the affected rail movements on schedule, but also maintain reliability of transport services. Automation is now replacing the signalling job role, but not in all locations or networks. With the move away from wayside signalling to in-cab systems, the signalling job role has a limited future in Australian rail networks.
The Rail industry has identified that there is a requirement for the incorporation of autonomous rail traffic, automatic signalling and rolling stock fault identification Units of Competency. Rail yard, terminus, private siding or terminal supervisors are increasingly responsible for autonomous rail traffic set up, automatic signalling maintenance and rolling stock fault identification and there is an identified skills gap at present for these operators. Due to time sensitive services through their transport hubs, it is critical the operators have the appropriate skills and knowledge to achieve these industry expectations. The additional pressures of the in-land rail connection, new transport interchanges and supply chain technologies will require these sites to operate at a level that meets the freight demand. Merging the two qualifications and creating vocational streams identified by industry will enable skills transferability for workers across these sectors and remove a superfluous qualification from the National Register of VET. It will address new technologies being used that are not presently included, autonomous rail traffic, automatic signalling and rolling stock fault identification for operators and will provide the skills and knowledge required by rail yard and terminal supervisors in an ever-increasingly automated rail workplace.
The proposal is to:
- Review and update – two qualifications
- TLI32815 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination
- TLI32615 Certificate III in Rail Signalling
- Review eight units Units of Competency
- Develop one new unit
- Review two skill sets:
- TLISS00125 Operate Signalling/Point Control Equipment Skill Set
- TLISS00153 Rail Signal Panel Operation Skill Set
TLISS00153 Rail Signal Panel Operation Skill Set.
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.
How to get involved
A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.
Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.
Technical advisory committee
9 SEPTEMBER 2020
INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
Work on theses project has commenced and the Rail IRC is forming a TAC.
Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop the Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination to update and align the qualification with new plus emerging technologies, including advances made in rail signalling and autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles. It will also integrate the Certificate III in Rail Signalling (TLI32615).
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 25 September 2020.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water