UEE Rail Signalling

Project scope


The Rail Signalling project will review one qualification and 20 Units of Competency in the Electrotechnology Training Package to ensure they reflect current technologies, industry requirements and work practices. Rail signalling technology has evolved significantly since the qualification and units of competency were last updated (over 10 years ago).


The entry requirement added to the Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling as part of removing nested content during the transition is causing a barrier for some employers who deliver the qualification concurrently with the Certificate III Electrician Qualification. The entry requirement urgently needs to be reviewed to enable industry’s preferred method of delivery.


The review of the materials will mediate the current disparity of the qualification outcomes with the skill and knowledge needs of employers, which is impacting on the productivity and safety of workers. The current units reflect technology that industry is phasing out, while current systems now in use are not adequately covered.




The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (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.


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 Skills Specialist.




The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by May 2022.




The full list of products included in this project:



UEE41220 Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling


Units of Competency

UEERS0001 Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment

UEERS0002 Decommission electrical and electromechanical rail signalling from service

UEERS0003 Develop rail signalling system maintenance programs

UEERS0004 Find and repair rail signalling system faults

UEERS0005 Install and maintain active level crossing equipment

UEERS0006 Install and maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems

UEERS0007 Install and maintain non-vital screen-based control systems

UEERS0008 Install and maintain non-vital telemetry systems

UEERS0009 Install and maintain power-operated point actuating devices

UEERS0010 Install and maintain rail signalling power supplies

UEERS0011 Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds

UEERS0012 Install and maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment

UEERS0013 Install and maintain train detection equipment

UEERS0014 Install and maintain vital relay interlocking systems

UEERS0015 Maintain electronic and microprocessor-based remote control systems

UEERS0016 Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure

UEERS0017 Repair rail signalling power and control cables

UEERS0018 Test and commission rail power equipment

UEERS0019 Test copper rail signalling cables

UEECD0058 Observe safety practices are followed in the vicinity of isolated electrical cables

Technical advisory committee





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


Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to:


The Rail Signalling project will review one qualification and 20 Units of Competency to address the current disparity found between the qualification outcomes and the skill and knowledge needs of employers, which has implications for the productivity and safety of workers. The project will consider current rail signalling technology and update materials to reflect contemporary industry practices and systems.


Registrations closed Thursday, 16 September 2021.




Quality Assurance












Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology


Email: Paul.Humphreys@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0429 670 588