Safely Access the Rail Corridor / Track Safety Awareness

The Safely Access the Rail Corridor course is suitable for individuals & companies who are new to rail.

Safely Access the Rail Corridor is the minimum industry standard for employees & contractors participating in work activity within the various rail corridors in Australia. Each of the track owners who manage rail traffic movements in Australia have defined the minimum training & health standards for their own employees & for contractors who need to work in the rail corridor.

Safely Access the Rail Corridor is an accredited unit of competency – TLIF 2080 – & when successfully completed is awarded a Statement of Attainment. The Statement of Attainment does not entitle the holder to enter any rail corridor. You must apply for & receive a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) Card to access any rail corridor. Rail Industry Worker Cards are processed by Metro Trains Australia (MTA). Please visit for more details.



Which Safely Access the Rail Corridor training do I need

You need to decide which rail corridor(s) that you will be conducting work activities in. Remember, that an issued Rail Industry Worker Card may not be recognised in another track owner's rail corridor.


ARTC Corridor requires - Safely Access the Rail Corridor Training

Sydney Metro - TfNSW network - Safely Access the Rail Corridor (formerly RISI)

Melbourne Metro requires - MSEI Metro Safety & Environmental Induction Training

Melbourne V Line requires - Train Track Safety Awareness (TTSA)


When are courses being held & where

Please see our Training Calendar for upcoming course and locations or contact one of our team for full details on course content (02) 6924 1679 or


What is required to complete the course

Must be able to read, speak & comprehend basic English.
You will need to pass a simple Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencement of the TTSA training.

This will be a one day course & you will be required to complete:

  • Theory training & theory assessment which is conducted in a classroom
  • Practical training exercises & an assessment of competence

USI Number to be supplied to The Instruction Company before a Statement of Attainment can be released


What do I need to bring to the course

It is imperative that you bring with you the following information/equipment when completing the ARTC, TfNSW, V/Line or Metro Courses:

  • Appropriate Footwear (no open shoes etc)
  • Long Pants (no shorts or short skirts)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Long Sleeve shirt
  • Photo Identification (Driver’s License)



What do I receive on course completion

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:

A Statement of Attainment recognising completion of TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor

A Certificate of Attendance - include rail corridor details


What else is required to obtain an RIW Card

Statement of Attainment (Issued by the RTO)

CPCCOHS1001A: Work safely in the construction industry (OHS Construction White Card)

Completed Category 3 Medical Certificate (Completed by a Rail Authorised Practitioner)


What is a Category 3 Medical Certificate

The medical criteria for all Safety Access the Rail Corridor courses is a Category 3 Health Assessment (hearing, vision, mobility) & Drug & Alcohol Screen (breath & urine analysis) from one of the Rail Authorised Health Practitioners.

Please refer to the Rail Industry Worker site for the listing of approved General Practitioners.


How do I obtain an RIW Card

To receive your RIW Card you must register & provide the relevant documentations.

You can register through the below RIW portal link


How long does the Safely Access the Rail Corridor qualification last for

Your Safely Access the Rail Corridor does not expire but you will be required to submit a new medical to the Rail Industry Worker site when your current medical expires.


Note: Metro Melbourne & VLine mandate refresher Safely Access the Rail Corridor training every two years.


What is the cost of the training

Please contact one of our team for full details on course cost for both individuals & companies

(02) 6924 1679 or


Learning pathways

This course provides the entry level unit of competency required for all roles across most Australian rail networks.

On successful completion of this course, learners are eligible to enrol in TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure – Core Units.