Training Ahead Australia is supporting the Australian Rail Industry by delivering:

  • Rail Training – we specialise in rail safeworking and rail infrastructure training
  • Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 Rail Medicals
  • Rail Industry Workers Card Services

The main courses and services we can book you in for are:

  • Metro Track Vehicle Operator – 2 Day course inlcuding national units
  • V/Line Train Track Safety Awareness (Safely Access the Rail Corridor)
  • Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
  • Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
  • Accelerated National Rail Labourer’s Course
  • Track Certifier and Recertification
  • Rail Welding Training – Full Courses, Consultation, Aluminothermic, Stress and Oxy-LPG
  • ARTC TA20 Approved Rail Safeworking Training
  • V/Line Approved Rail Safeworking Training

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Location – Training Ahead is based just 10km from the Melbourne CBD in Maribyrnong and uses Newport Rail Academy for most rail training.

Rail Industry Workers Card Support – We can arrange individuals and employees RIWCs from start to finish on the day of the Train Track Safety Awareness.

Rail Medicals – We can complete Category 1 Rail Medicals and Category 3 Rail Medicals on the same day of training.

At TAA, we focus on three core deliverables – engaging courses, exceptional service and giving back. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well.

Discover a better training experience, with Training Ahead Australia.

To learn more about the Rail Industry Workers Card go to

If you would like to make a booking, phone the team on 1300 355 900 or email


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  • “The whole team is amazing from the very first time I made contact with them. Thumbs up for customer service and they'll surely give you the right advice for what you are after.”
    - Hans Conhye,
  • “Found the whole team were extremely helpful and informative. Looking forward to completing more tickets with your team. Regards Damien”
    - Damien Aquilina,
  • “Andrew is by far the best trainer I’ve dealt with, really nice bloke and very helpful, a lot of knowledge. Cheers for my Melbourne tickets TAA!”
    - Joshua Neilson,
  • “The booking team were helpful and knowledgeable with checking RIW competency status. The trainer made a great efforts to make the training interesting with stories and a good pace.”
    - Dan O'Leary,
  • “Compleated my RIW rail course today. The training was very well presented and the trainers were very articulate and passionate with a great source of knowledge in their delivery. Having the medical available at the same venue was a great idea as this saved me so much time. The girls at the counter spent a heap of time with us all ensuring that all the information had gone through correctly and we were all issues our cards as we left at the end of the day. Fantastic training organisation Highly recommend.”
    - Brad Stewart,
  • “Did a rail course in relation to rail/road vehicle operations. Instructor Andy conducted a very informative and interesting presentation, explained with common sense, utilising his years of experience in the field. Definitely recommend Training Ahead Australia. I will go back to gain further knowledge in the future.”
    - Tony Powell,
  • “Great experience. Josh was a gun trainer and made the content super easy to understand. Highly recommend doing your TTSA with Tom, Josh and the team.”
    - Dane Wilton,
  • “Training with the TAA team was great so engaging our trainer Josh was fantastic. Kept the session real, with his knowledge and realting first hand experience made the training session realistic. Working with a real professional team make the whole experience great.”
    - Brendon Cross,
  • “Course was ran great. Great seats. Plenty of parking and when they’ve completed railway practical area it will be a state of the art training facility.”
    - Wayne Harding,
  • “Very fast and informative course. Complete package including medical in a single day which was impressive to say the least. Trainer has a heap of industry knowledge.”
    - Vincent Fimeri,
  • “I've done lots of courses like this at many different training companys, most of the time its some old bloke that can't work so he teaches. Doesn't care if you fail or pass, just there to read word for word out of the book and push you out the door. Not at training ahead, our trainer Josh was fantastic, knew so much information helped with any questions very clear and easy to understand you could tell he was there to help and get you the pass! Absolutely legends 10/10 training ahead!”
    - Josh Clark,
Training Ahead Australia - Rail Training (RTO 45462)