Course Code: TLI27121 (Group A Only)    |   Duration: 1-2 day per unit

Cert II - Group A - Track Worker

TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure ( GROUP A - Track Work)

Cost: $450 per unit


Course Overview

Embark on a rewarding journey into the world of rail infrastructure with our TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure (GROUP A – Track Work) course. This specialised program is tailored for individuals seeking entry into the rail industry or aiming to advance their career in track work operations. Group A focuses specifically on track work, covering essential skills and knowledge required to excel in this critical area of rail infrastructure.


Each of these units can be studied on it’s own, as a group, or as part of the National Rail Labourers course to attain the full TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure qualification.

  • Track Work Specialisation: Delve into the intricacies of track work operations, including installation, maintenance, and repair of rail tracks.
    • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
    • TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
    • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
    • TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
    • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
    • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation
  • Cert II in Rail Infrastructure Core Units: To attain the full Certificate II qualification, participants must also complete the National Rail Labourer Course (Cert II in Rail Infrastructure Core Units). These core units provide foundational knowledge applicable across various aspects of rail infrastructure work.


  • Entry-Level Candidates: Those who are new to the rail industry and wish to gain foundational knowledge and skills in track work operations.
  • Rail Enthusiasts: Individuals with a keen interest in railways and track systems, seeking to develop expertise in track maintenance, installation, and repair.
  • Railway Workers: Current rail employees looking to upskill or broaden their knowledge in track work operations to advance their career prospects.
  • Construction and Maintenance Professionals: Professionals from construction or maintenance backgrounds aiming to transition into the rail sector and specialise in track work.
  • Career Changers: Individuals seeking a career change who are attracted to the stability, opportunities, and challenges offered by the rail industry.


Throughout our TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure (GROUP A – Track Work) course, you will acquire a diverse range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for success in the rail industry. You will:

  1. Understand Rail Infrastructure: Gain a comprehensive understanding of rail infrastructure systems, components, and terminology.
  2. Perform Track Work Operations: Develop proficiency in various track work operations, including track maintenance, repair, and installation procedures.
  3. Ensure Safety Compliance: Learn to adhere to safety protocols and regulations while performing track work tasks, ensuring the safety of yourself and others.
  4. Operate Track Work Equipment: Master the operation of specialised track work equipment and machinery commonly used in rail maintenance and construction.
  5. Collaborate Effectively: Cultivate teamwork and communication skills necessary for collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders on rail projects.
  6. Problem-Solve: Develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to troubleshoot common issues encountered in track work operations.
  7. Apply Industry Standards: Apply industry best practices and standards in track work operations, ensuring quality and efficiency in your work.

By the end of this course, you will emerge with the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and industry certification needed to excel in various track work roles within the rail infrastructure sector.


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Units of Study

TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation

Nationally Recognised training

Course Outcomes

Participants who are deemed competent in knowledge and practical assessments will receive:

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the unit of competency completed:

    • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals TLIB2092 Operate minor mechanical equipment
    • TLIS2030 Carry out track ballasting
    • TLIS2031 Install railway sleepers
    • TLIS2034 Install and repair rail fastening systems
    • TLIS2044 Carry out rail installation

If all units are completed, after also completing the National Rail Labourers Course (TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure – Core Units)  you will also receive:

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the course completed:

    • TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure

Important Information


Course Prerequisites and Age Requirement


The practical will be completed in a simulated environment and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is required:

  • Safety work boots – steel capped, lace up with ankle support.
  • Full-length pants
  • Long sleeve shirt or long sleeve high visibility shirt
  • Rail approved orange hi-vis vest
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses eye protection


Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LL&N)

Before training begins, participants will go through an assessment that helps us determine if any learning support is needed. To successfully complete this course, participants are expected to have the following language, literacy, and numeracy skills:

  • Interpret and comprehend workplace safety signs and symbols.
  • Comprehend workplace policies, procedures, and informational materials.
  • Comprehend basic spoken English.
  • Communicate essential safety-related information



Other Things to Know


Participants are required to bring one of the following current valid photo identification documents (ID) on the day of training:

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence


Australian Testing Services (ATS) will upload the participant’s certificate to the RIW database.

  • To prevent delay, participants MUST have the correct RIW number or hold a RIW card/number.
  • Delay can occur if you don’t hold a valid RIW card/number

Assessment Methods

To be deemed competent, participants are required to successfully complete a combination of the written and practical tasks which form an assessment instrument.

Delivery Methods

The delivery of this course is face-to-face in a combination of classroom and practical activities in a simulated rail environment.

Payment Options

Pay via EFTPOS/ direct payment.

Leading Vocational Education Provider

Be assured of a top-tier education as we stand at the forefront of vocational training, consistently setting standards for excellence

Hands-On Learning for Practical Mastery

Experience the power of hands-on learning, where theoretical knowledge seamlessly integrates with practical applications, preparing you for real-world challenges.

Cutting Edge Curriculum Aligned with Industry Demands

Our curriculum is not just up-to-date; it's meticulously crafted to align with the latest industry demands, ensuring you stay ahead in your field.

Guiding Your Journey to Professional Excellence

Our dedicated educators and support staff are committed to guiding every step of your journey, fostering an environment where professional excellence is not just achieved but expected.

Why Choose ATS RTO ?

With over 20 years experience delivering
training and assessment to the construction and rail industries, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training staff and coursework.

At ATS, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills and expanding the knowledge of
every student, with the objective of making your workplace a safer and more efficient environment.

What Others Are Saying

This training course aims to provide everything to do with rail and Terry is a professional instructor and very friendly and the other staff team are great I recommended it to anyone who would want to get into rail and civil.

Nik Mcintyre

If you want some proper job-ready training this is the place to come! Our teacher Jim has been nothing but helpful and willing to teach. I'm glad I've taken my time out of my life to attend my class for my cert 2 rail infrastructure certificate. Thank you Gary and the ATS team. 

Harley Higgins

Thanks ATS for all the help with my journey towards a new career. And a big thank you to Terry the instructor. True gentle and a scholar. THANK YOU ATS!

Michael Bettiol

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