TLI (Rail) Network Fault Support

Project scope

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 more frequently 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.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

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.

 

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

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.

 

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

24 JULY 2019

RAIL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

Work on this project has commenced and the Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to develop a new Skill Set and two new Units of Competency to better equip first line responders to quickly remedy conventional network faults and system breakdowns. This aims to provide first line respondents with the skills and knowledge to resolve network, rail vehicle faults and system breakdowns including of autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles.

The IRC is looking for TAC members with expertise in any of the following sectors:

  • Rail vehicle maintainers
  • Rail signals and communications
  • Rail network maintainers
  • Rail Infrastructure manager

TAC nominations closed on Friday, 9 August 2019.

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

 

Summary of development

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Rail Network Fault Support, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

Consultation

25 NOVEMBER 2019

DRAFT MATERIALS

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

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 17 January 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

 

Consultation

29 JANUARY 2020

DRAFT MATERIALS

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

Following the review process, the TAC developed two new Units of Competency and two new Skill Sets to address skills required for rail safety worker responders.

The TAC also recommended:

Provide first-level rail rolling stock technical support remotely be added as a general elective unit to the following qualifications:

  • TLI32815 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination
  • TLI42215 Certificate IV in Rail Network Control
  • TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving

Provide first-level rail network wayside technical support remotely be added as a general elective unit to the following qualifications:

  • TLI31918 Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling
  • TLI42215 Certificate IV in Rail Network Control

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 21 February 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Summary of feedback

  • Stakeholders need clarification of response priorities

Details need to be added to clarify terms used – CVIG

 

Quality assurance

25 MAY 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2020.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 

 

Submission

2 JULY 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 

Approval

18 AUGUST 2020

The AISC has approved the Transport and Logistics (Rail) Training Package (Release 7.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement at the 12 August 2020 meeting.   This release included the following Rail projects:

    • TLI Rail Passenger Train Guard
    • TLI Rail Network Fault Support
    • TLI Rail Train and Network Control Operations Review
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Ron Horne

Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536