RAIL Safety Management

Project scope


The purpose of this project is to review and amalgamate the Certificate IV in Rail Safety Management and Certificate IV in Rail Investigation, develop two new Units of Competency and review associated units to ensure the skills and knowledge requirements contained in the qualification address changes in technology and national rail network standards, including safety regulations associated with the role of rail safety management.


The industry is experiencing rapid infrastructure growth and investment that requires skills development to ensure our networks remain safe for traditional rail traffic, autonomous rail and the community. The workforce needs to continuously develop technical and behavioural capabilities for the management of rail safety. This includes prevention and risk management mitigation capabilities in a digitally evolved environment. Quality incident management requires incident investigation skills, as well as digital literacy, and people management skills.


The existing Units of Competency will be updated to include industry’s current practices.




The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.


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 Skills Manager.




The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 July 2022.





TLI42415Y Certificate IV in Rail Safety Management

TLI40220Y Certificate IV in Rail Safety Investigation


Units of Competency

TLIB4042Y Conduct inspection of safeworking procedures and infrastructure

TLIE4030Y Prepare rail safety reports

TLIE4032Y Use internal communication systems for rail industry regulatory compliance

TLIF4088Y Implement and coordinate rail safety and WHS risk-control strategies

TLIF4099Y Develop an application for, or variation to, rail accreditation

TLIF4100Y Identify and meet rail safety regulatory compliance requirements

TLIF4101Y Implement and maintain a rail safety culture

TLIF4102Y Implement and maintain safety management plans

TLIF4103Y Implement fitness for work procedures

TLIF4104Y Manage change in the rail safety environment

TLIF4105Y Manage rail safety compliance

TLIF4107Y Respond to notifiable rail safety occurrences

TLIF5017Y Investigate rail safety incidents

TLIL4081Y Ensure competency of rail safety workers

TLIL4082Y Coordinate rail interface agreements

New unit – TLIF9999 Advise on progress of investigations

New unit – TLIF9998 Rail investigations


Technical advisory committee


XX JULY 2021



Work on this project has commenced and the Rail IRC is forming a TAC.


Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to review and amalgamate the Certificate IV in Rail Safety Management and Certificate IV in Rail Investigation, develop two new Units of Competency and review associated units.


To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below, by close of business [XX Day, Date].





Quality Assurance












Ron Horne

Industry Skills Manager - Rail & Transport and Logistics




Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536