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Up to 6 months to pay - Ask about our 'Pay-Assist' options

  • Only 3 days of training required
  • We are a one stop shop, to get you into an exciting and lucrative rail career
  • Get trained now and pay later - Ask about our 'Pay-Assist' options
  • Great Rates 
    The average rail labourer earns a minimum of $1,000 per week

  • Job Security
    The government has confirmed $2 billion has been  committed to rail in Victoria alone

  • Close to Home
    10,000 new jobs to be created in rural Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne 

Why Rail?

Victoria - Your Career In Rail Starts Here! 

1.  Phone Training Ahead and secure your training spots

2.  Receive your Rail Industry Workers Card

3.  Build your new Rail Resume

4.  Start applying for jobs immediately!

Easy Four Step Rail Guide

Get your career in rail started without leaving Geelong

Your Package

New Table

"I wanted to make a career change to spend more time with family, but knew nothing about the rail industry.

Training Ahead got me trained and ready and handled everything for me!"

Alex S.

Tristan W.

"Engaging, confident and helpful. I couldn't recommend TAA more. I plan on completing more training asap."

Geelong, Vic

Brunswick East, Vic

Supporting Rural Victorians

Bringing high quality rail training to rural centres to help locals get employed

Reducing costs of travel and accomodation for employees and contractors.

Sourcing and employing high quality local trainers whenever possible.

Supporting Rural Businesses

Supporting Local Trainers

Becoming a Railway Labourer or Track Worker is often the first role you will have in the rail industry. 

Your duties will often include the laying and repair of tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines.  You may also assist with the installation and repair of signals and other equipment. 

Other tasks carried out by these workers include: 

  • Cutting rails to length and grinding worn and rough rail ends; 
  • Placing sleepers across roadbeds, and positioning and fastening rails on sleepers; 
  • Drilling, bolting and welding rail sections; 
  • Replacing worn and damaged rails, sleepers and switches and maintaining switches.

Is Rail for me?

Reference: Media Release by the Hon Daniel Andews MP - 4 May 2015


Up to 10,000 jobs in Victoria being created in 2015 - 2025

"Awesome trainer with good understanding and knowledge of course"

"I struggled to pay for the course up front but Training Ahead put me on a payment plan which helped me manage my money while looking for work."

Source: Chandler Mc ETC

1.  Some Quick Facts about Rail Labourers

More Testimonials

David S.

Mark O.

Phillip Island

"The trainer was a good communicator, well prepared and efficient. A detailed course with good up to date communication."

Adrian D.

Clyde North

Narre Warren North

02. What Qualifications do I Need? 

To work in the rail industry you must hold your Rail Industry Workers Card - RIWC

To receive your RIWC, we must submit the following requirements: 

  • White Card - (Construction Induction Card) - CPCCWHS1001
  • Safely Access the Rail Corridor Course - (TTSA) - TLIF2080
  • Category 3 Medical Certificate 

Many employers will also require the follwing as a minimum:

  • Certificate II Rail Infrastructure - Core Units - TLI21315

Further information on what you will need:

  • Construction White Card (CPCCWHS1001)
    A minimum to work on any construction site in Australia
    Your Face to Face Construction White Card - 6hr course
    Cost: $150
  • Safely Access the Rail Corridor Course (TLIF2080)
    Anyone working within the rail corridor is required to have the unit of competency TLIF2080 (Safely Access the Rail Corridor). Our training is recognised on the ARTC and V/Line networks.
    Please Note: If you are required to work on the Metro network, you will require additional training. 
    Cost: $240

  • Category 3 Medical
    In order to receive your Rail Industry Workers Card, you must obtain Category 1, 2 or 3 Medical examination to prove that you meet the health requirements set out in the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers, (2012). For labourers, a simple Category 3 is all that is required. 
    The Category 3 Health Assessment includes:
    - Basic vision test
    - Basic hearing test
    - Basic mobility test 
    - Drug and Alcohol sceen

  • Rail Industry Workers Card
    Rail Industry Worker is a national competency management system for rail workers.
    By law, everyone working on the Australian rail network must be able to provide proof of competency. This is the best way to reduce the risk of untrained people working on the rail network.

    The Rail Industry Worker (RIW) program provides a single online competency management system for Australian rail workers. It’s owned and endorsed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) on behalf of members, meets regulatory requirements and complies with national rail safety law.
    Training Ahead can upload the card for $50

In addition, most employers will also require new employees to have: 

  • Certificate II Rail Infrastructure - Core Units
    This is a 2-day course for people involved in basic operations within the rail infrastructure environment, undertaking a range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes

Up to 6 months to pay - Ask about our 'Pay-Assist' options

If you want more from your career, let us start working for you today!

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