TLI Autonomous Rail Vehicle


The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the development of one new Skill Set for the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package. This Skill Set will address the Rail industry’s need for workers to safely operate autonomous and remotely operated trains and rail vehicles as they are integrated into Australia’s rail system. This project includes the development of:

  • 1 new Skill Set
  • 3 new Units of Competency
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The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has oversight of this project, which is being facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

This project commenced Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt.

Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager

Project Update

6 March 2019


The Autonomous Rail Vehicle TAC has developed the following draft Skills Sets and new Units of Competency for this project and would like your feedback:

Manage Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations by Network Control Skill Set

  • Managing autonomous rail traffic operation by network control

Conduct Autonomous Rail Traffic Operations Skill Set

  • Respond and rectify rail traffic autonomous operation
  • Setting up rail traffic for autonomous operation
  • Closing down rail traffic from autonomous operation

The TAC has recommended the units listed above are also added to the following qualifications as General Elective units:

  • TLI42215 Certificate IV in Rail Network Control
  • TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving

In addition, feedback is requested as to whether the above units should also be added to the following qualifications:

  • TLI33118 Certificate III in Rail Customer Service
  • TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving
  • TLI32815 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination

To view the drafts, click below:

Qualifications Units of Competency Skill Sets

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 29 March 2019.

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Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

23 July 2018

Industry Subject Matter Experts Needed

The Transport and Logistics IRC is currently forming TAC for the TLI Autonomous Rail Vehicle project.

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help with this project.

To register your Expression of Interest in becoming a TAC member please complete the registration form, by close of business Wednesday, 8 August 2018. Expressions of Interest have now closed.

11 January 2018


A Case for Change has been developed by the Rail IRC to develop two new Skill Sets.

Autonomous Trains and Rail Vehicles Skill Set

This Skill Set aims to address the Rail industry’s need for skilled workers required for the safe operation of autonomous trains and rail vehicles. The purpose of this project is to ensure that the integration of autonomous trains and rail vehicles do not cause safety issues on the rail system.

Human Factors Skill Set

This Skill Set aims to address the management of human factors for rail safety work, network control, train operations and customer service.

Due to the increased use of automation within the Rail industry, the development of skills pertaining to human factors will enhance public confidence in the safety of the Australian Rail network. Operators are required to deal with and manage the public ensuring their safety whilst on the rail network. Knowledge of human factors can be used to reduce the likelihood of errors, and build more error tolerant and more resilient systems, thereby increasing safety.

The Rail IRC is seeking public feedback on this proposed Training Package work.

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Please submit your feedback by Monday, 29 January 2018.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt via email or 0417 568 967.

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