TLI Network Fault Support


Industry has identified there is a skills and knowledge gap for the relatively new role of ‘Network Fault Support’. The need to keep downtime on the rail network to a minimum means there is a requirement to provide fault service support skills to those assisting as the first line of support to rail vehicles that have encountered a network fault or breakdown. With trains and trams running closer together to address the productivity needs of the rail industry, support staff have significant pressure to ensure this does not have a major knock on effect disrupting the entire network.

The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed this project to create a new Skill Set and develop two new Units of Competency to better equip first line responders to quickly remedy conventional network faults and system breakdowns, and to provide first line respondents the skills and knowledge to remedy unconventional network faults and system breakdowns related to new autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles.

Broad consultation within state and territory rail operators will be undertaken to ensure that all rail operators skill needs are covered.


The Rail 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.

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 Deliverables

  • Development of one new Skill Set
  • Development of two new Units of Competency
  • Existing and imported Units of Competency to be used where possible

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