Track Certifier and Examiner (Combined Course)


What is a Track Certifier and Examiner

The combined Track Certifier/Examiner course meets the National Track and Civil Matrix V9 Requirements.

The Track Construction Certifier will be be able to identify and measure both scope of work and quality of track construction work.

The role requires the knowledge and skill to identify the relevant construction specification and determine whether the track meets that specification and standard.

It includes knowledge of the Inspection and Test Plan processes and to understand when hold points and witness points are required.
Click this link to view the ARA Rail Training Matrix.

In addition the certifier needs to know the maintenance standards for the track so that any outstanding work can be defined with the appropriate train operating restriction until all remedial work is completed

During the course the participants will learn how to:

  • Perform detailed track inspection
  • Visually Inspect track
  • Analyse examination results
  • Assess and prioritise defects to industry standards
  • Undertake repairs to track geometry
  • Certify repairs to track geometry
  • Report findings
  • Complete documentation


What makes up the Track Certifier – National Role 

As per the National Tack Matrix, the following units create the Track Certifier – National Role


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Duration:1 Day Recertification or 5 Full Day Course (Plus logbook) + Final Sign off Day
Cost (pp):Contact the Office on 1300 355 900
Rail Networks:
Location:Maribyrnong, Newport Rail Academy or onsite across Australia
Entry Requirements:

The student should have already completed the following:

  • TLIB1028 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communications
  • TLIF1001 Follow occupational; health and safety procedures
  • TLIF2010 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
  • TLIB2085 Apply Track Fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIB2097 Install and maintain guard rails
  • TLIB2121 Maintain rail joints
  • TLIB2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIS2031 install railway sleepers
  • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation
  • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
Units of Competency:
  • TLIB3094 – Check & Repair Points and Crossings
  • TLIB3095 – Check & Repair Track Geometry
  • TLIB3099 – Examine Track Infrastructure
  • TLIB3100 – Visually Inspect Track Infrastructure

These units are taken from Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure (TLI32515)

Assessment Type:Theory, Practical and Logbook
Course Expires After:The original Statement of Attainment never expires however most rail networks require every 2 years for recertification
Delivery Method:
What to Bring and Wear:
  • Full PPE including work boots, high vis shirt, hard hat, appropriate gloves and glasses
  • Form of identification (eg. Drivers Licence etc)

This is nationally accredited training delivered by Aakira Pty Ltd (RTO 45462)

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Training Ahead Australia - Rail Training (RTO 45462)