TLI (Rail) Passenger Train Guard

Project Update

16 December 2019


The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback. 

To view the drafts, click below:  


Skill Sets

Units of Competency

Please submit your feedback by close of business by Friday, 31 January 2020.  

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

28 June 2019


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

Your rail industry expertise is needed to assist in the review of the Certificate III Electric Passenger Train Guard Qualification and to develop a stream that caters for the diesel mode of power train guards. The review will incorporate new technologies and on board Customer Service skills.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details by close of business Friday, 12 July 2019. Registrations have now closed.  

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For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager. 


The Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has proposed a project to review the Certificate III Electric Passenger Train Guard Qualification and to develop a stream that caters for the diesel mode of power train guards or on board Customer Service roles. The review will also incorporate relevant technologies that have been incorporated into these job roles.

Increasing public demand for rail transport and the various types of rail powered passenger options has led to industry requesting the addition of a stream for diesel powered passenger train guards to be added to the existing qualification. New technologies in use by rail operators will also be included into the Units of Competency where applicable. The differing skills required between the electric and diesel modes of power will be addressed in the qualification review.

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 June 2020.

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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 or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager. 

Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager

Project Deliverables

  • Development of up to 10 new Units of Competency 
  • Review 9 existing Units of Competency 
  • Update imported Units of Competency where applicable 


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