What is a Track Certifier and Examiner Recertification 

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

The Track Construction Certifier will 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.

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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. 

What makes up the Track Certifier – National Role 

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

  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor (or equivalent) (RIW)
  • TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools (or equivalent)
  • TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods (or equivalent)
  • TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules (or equivalent)
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communications
  • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures (or equivalent)
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
  • TLIB2121 Maintain rail joints
  • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
  • TLIS2031 install railway sleepers
  • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation
  • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
  • TLIB3094 – Check & repair track geometry
  • TLIB3099 – Examine track infrastructure
  • TLIB3100 – Visually inspect track infrastructure


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Duration: 1 Day + Evidence Submission
Cost (pp): $800
Location: New South Wales
Delivery Method: Classroom based learning (face to face)
Assessment Type: Theory Assessment, Practical Assessment and Evidence Review
Units of Competency:

This is a non-accredited course and does not result in issuance of any Statements of attainment.

Entry Requirements:

TAA Admission Requirements

Based on industry consultation and job role expectation as per the National and ARTC Track and Civil Matricies, TAA has the following admission requirements:

Students are required provide the following Statement of Attainments:

  • TLIB3094 – Check and repair track geometry
  • TLIB3095 – Check and repair points and crossings
  • TLIB3099 – Examine track infrastructure
  • TLIB3100 – Visually inspect track infrastructure

TAA requires all students to be 18 years of age or older

Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites as per training.gov

Course Entry Requirements: No entry requirements as per training.gov

When does the course expire: Statements of Attainment do not expire however most rail networks require every 2 years for recertification
What to bring and wear:

What to bring and wear

The practical will be completed in a simulated rail corridor and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is a mandatory requirement:

  • Work boots – ankle supportive, steel capped and lace up
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve high visibility shirt or high visibility vest
  • Eye protection – safety glasses
  • Hard hat
  • Safety gloves

If PPE is not provided, it can be purchased from the Training Ahead office for $40 (This includes a hard hat, vest, gloves, safety glasses)

Additional Information


This is nationally acreddited training delivery by Aakira Pty Ltd trading as Training Ahead Australia (RTO Code: 45462)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Students are required to have the ability to read and write English
  • The ASQF level of this training program has been assessed to be level 2.
    Students are required to have at least Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills. Please advise if you have any language, literacy, or numeracy needs; or difficulties reading, writing, or speaking English.
  • All individuals entering this training course are subject to a Language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment. If there is still any ambiguity of the candidates LLN level after the completion of the LLN assessment, the trainer will conduct a verbal interview to determine the candidates LLN level and take appropriate action, in accordance with TAA’s LLN procedures.
  • Where a candidate is determined to not meet the required LLN skills required they will not be enrolled in the training program.
Employment Pathways

This course provides a pathway to work in the following rail industry job roles:

  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Work
  • Track Worker, Track Installer, Track Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Structures
  • Structures Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Surfacing
  • Plant Operator, Mobile Plant Operator, Way Gang Driver
When does this course expire

The original Statement of Attainment never expires however industry standard is every 2 years for recertification

ID to Bring

You are required to bring photo ID, ideally, one of the following two types:

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Passport
Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number
  • Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015, all students who undertake Nationally Recognised Training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
  • Your USI means all your training records and results will be in one place. See more at: http://usi.gov.au. To get a USI, go to: http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx
  • Students will not be issued a Qualification Testamur or Statement of Attainment without a valid USI
Government Funded Training

This course is not eligible for Government Subsidies through Training Ahead Australia.

No Guarantee

Training Ahead does not provide any guarantee that:

  • A student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO

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