TLI (Rail) Train Driving
The Rail IRC and industry stakeholders have identified the need to revise the qualifications relating to operating or driving rail vehicles used for passengers and freight.
The IRC proposed that the Certificate II in Shunting, Certificate III in Rail Driving, Terminal Train Driving and Certificate IV in Train Driving qualifications be reviewed to address identified skills and knowledge gaps. The revision will update and align the qualifications with new and emerging technologies, including the pre- and post-operational requirements of a train driver in preparing autonomous or remotely operated trains for their journey. It will also include driver contingency skill requirements for taking over an autonomous or remotely operated train in the event of a malfunction.
Rail transport operators are now using these rail qualifications as part of a development pathway, preparing participants for more technical job roles such as network controllers. The qualifications provide the key skills and knowledge for Rail industry personal working in the rail operations sector of the industry. Train drivers are responsible for safe operations of rail vehicles on their allocated section of railway track and ensure trains or trams run safely and to schedule.
The closer running times of rail traffic means operators must manage substantially more rail vehicles in the same area of the network and some without direct human interaction (autonomous trains). The Rail industry has identified that there are a broader range of skills required for train drivers to interreact with other rail vehicles to control rail traffic operations. The skills gaps identified by industry in the existing qualifications will be addressed to ensure alignment with the specific driver requirements at various operator levels. This will include autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicle systems set up, fault rectification, communicating with operational staff, preparing for operation and monitoring.
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 to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.
The Rail IRC will undertake broad consultations with rail industry stakeholders throughout the project’s duration. Additional consultation and engagement will be undertaken on the IRCs behalf with State Training Authorities and other key industry stakeholders, including seeking public feedback and input into development and validation of the material.
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.
The proposal is to:
- Review and update – four (4) qualifications:
- TLI22015 Certificate II in Shunting
- TLI31418 Certificate III in Rail Driving
- TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Rail Driving
- TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving
- Review 54 Units of Competency
- Review and update three skill sets:
- TLISS00132 Suburban Network Train Driver Assistant Skill Set
- TLISS00144 Move Rolling Stock Within Defined Limits Skill Set
- TLISS00151 Lead Shunter Skill Set
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.
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
The Rail Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.
Comprising 15 subject matter experts from Industry, Employer Associations, Union and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:
- Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding Rail train driving to the review and development of Units of Competency, qualifications and Skill Sets
- Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
- Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
- Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
- Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
- Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
- Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority
The TAC held its first meeting on Wednesday, 4 November 2020.
9 SEPTEMBER 2020
INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
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 the Certificate II in Shunting, Certificate III in Rail Driving, Terminal Train Driving and Certificate IV in Train Driving qualifications to update and align the qualifications with new and emerging technologies.
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 25 September 2020.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
25 JANUARY 2020
On behalf of the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee for the Rail Train Driving project has drafted materials for the Transport & Logistics Training Package and is requesting stakeholder feedback.
The TAC has updated existing Certificate II in Shunting, Certificate III in Rail Driving, Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving and Certificate IV in Train Driving qualifications, along with associated Units of Competency and Skill Sets. This includes pre- and post-operational requirements of a train driver in preparing autonomous or remotely operated trains for their journey.
The TAC reviewed 54 Units of Competency and three Skill Sets including driver contingency skill set, required for taking over an autonomous or remotely operated train in the event of a malfunction.
To view the drafts, click below:
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
MAPPING ATTACHMENTS DOCUMENT
Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 26 February 2021.
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Industry Skills Manager - Rail & Transport and Logistics