Company Profile

Common Rail Training Challenges

Are you struggling to organise the requirements for your organisations specific rail training, the associated costs, scheduling of all parties involved and delivery timeframes?


Does staying up to date with the latest safety and regulatory requirements tax your mind?


Are your line managers refusing to work with their training plans?


Do you need to organise specific rail related training but have little to no background experience in the area?

Rail Training That’s a Perfect Fit

At The Instruction Company (TIC), we know every client is unique. When you choose TIC as your rail industry RTO, we take the time to understand your operation and your specific training requirements so we can develop a training package that matches your needs.


Then we select a trainer with the right rail background and skill set, supported by dynamic training materials that comply with safety & regulatory requirements. Materials that not only meet the specific needs of your operation and infrastructure, but also engage your workers so their training is both enjoyable and successful.

Our Training Adjusts to Suit Your Work Flows

However, we also know that every client, big or small, faces the same challenge: minimising disruptions to their normal operations while their staff members undergo training or assessment.


So, while we work closely with you to plan our training schedule around your work flows, TIC will always be flexible enough to accommodate last-minute adjustments.


And, you can be sure that our team is ready to support you every step of the way, ensuring your training runs without a hitch.

What Our Existing Clients Have to Say

“The Instruction Company has proven to be a strong alliance partner in training and assessing our workforce, after refurbishing locomotives, wagons, workshops, railway lines, bridges and culverts Toll Royal Railway has achieved 5 years without any incident, without any injury and continues to be an employer of choice in the region.”

- David Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Toll Royal Railway

“GrainCorp has enjoyed a successful partnership with The Instruction Company to assist in satisfying our training and competency requirements of the National Rail Safety Law. GrainCorp and The Instruction Company have jointly developed training packages that are tailored to the specific needs of GrainCorp operations. Both GrainCorp and The Instruction Company look forward to continuing what’s been a successful venture between RTO and Rail Operator."

- Howard Hoper, Rail Compliance Manager, GrainCorp

“TIC tailors training specifically for us – our site, our mix of new and experienced workers, and the equipment they work with. We’ll use TIC every time because we know our staff get high-quality training and nationally recognised qualifications.”

- Marcus McCloskey, Production Manager, Wulguru Rail Maintenance.

Rail Industry Specialists Delivering Flexible, Tailored Training and Assessment

Since 2005, The Instruction Company has been training and assessing Australian rail workers for rail operators, freight operators, track managers and rail labour hire companies.

We are rail industry training specialists with many years of hands-on experience in EVERY aspect of the Australian rail industry – train examination, freight handling, steam train operation, track work protection, train control, signalling, and track vehicle operation.

TIC’s experienced, hands-on trainers are located across the country, ready to deliver tailored training courses and customised performance management tools to staff in metro and regional centres – including remote locations.

Like our trainers, TIC’s course designers and support staff also combine decades of expertise in all areas of rail training, employee competency structures and strategies, and policy development and implementation.

As an independent, leading Australian rail Registered Training Organisation, TIC is accredited to deliver and assess training for rail industry traineeship qualifications recognised by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), ARTC and RailCorp.

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Our Directors

Steve Deveson, Company Director

Steve DevesonSteve has been involved in the rail industry for 35 years, as a driver, operations manager and locomotive driver trainer. During this time, he has acquired the skills, experience and qualifications to advise, develop and deliver a wide range of performance management solutions. Steve has coordinated, developed, delivered and assessed locomotive driver training for several rail operators. He has also been responsible for training needs analysis, competency assessment and performance management of a team of driver trainers.

Paul Junck, Company Director

Paul JunckTrain driver, operations manager, trainer: In over 30 years years in the rail industry, Paul has developed and delivered a huge range of training and performance management solutions – both for employers and TIC’s clients. As Manager of the National Rail Corporation’s major locomotive service centre in Melbourne, Paul twice received the Chairman's Award and was named Employee of the Year.

Meet the whole TIC team.

Choose TIC as Your Reliable, Responsive Rail Training Partner. We’ll deliver you with cost effective, flexible training and prompt documentation.

Give us a call on +61.2 6924 1679 to discuss your training requirements, or