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Handsignaller Level 1 - ARTC and John Holland CRN NSW Rail Networks

Course Description: 

The Handsignaller Level 1 training course is about protecting worksites located on the John Holland Country NSW Regional Network and ARTC Defined Interstate Rail Network in NSW.

This course covers the rules and procedures for using effective communication protocols and worksite protection using hand signals and railway track signals/detonators. 

This course is Nationally Recognised Training for which the successful trainees will be awarded respective Statements of Attainment for the units of competence contained within the role Handsignaller Level 1 competency matrix as defined in the "Network Owner, Competency Matrix Requirements."


Course Handouts: 

The Instruction Company Training Theory Courses include a Participant Workbook and an Off Job Assessment. Participants are handed an On Job Workbook at the completion of the course for completion by their employer or by The Instruction Company Trainer/Assessors.

All training materials have Instructional Design principles applied which encourages discussion, activities and exercises to be established between the Learner and the Trainer during the Off and On Job Training experience.

Duration : 

1  x Day theory classroom training

1 x Day On job training and one-on-one competency assessment.

On job training administered by The Instruction Company is conducted in the applicable track owner rail corridor.

Upon completion: 

Students successfully completing the theory and the on job training exercises are awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Students who successfully complete the assessment of competence are awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. The Statement of Attainment will list the applicable AQF competency units defined by ARTC and John Holland CRN rail networks which are:

  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties

  • TLIF2082 Perform handsignaller duties

  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules

  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices

The competency units awarded upon compeletion of this course are nationally accredited units from the TLI Transport and Logistics Training package. 

NOTE: This course does not cover the operational procedures for protecting worksites at fixed signals. Employees must complete the Handsignaller Level 2 course to enable them to protect a worksite(s) at a fixed signal.


Please contact The Instruction Company for details on course content and costing options on (02) 6924 1679 or


The pre-requisite for this course is TLIF2080 – Safely access the rail corridor (Track Safety Awareness/Rail Industry Safety Induction RISI)

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