Rail Skills Courses

Click on each Rail Skills course below for full details:

CONSTRUCTION INDUCTION (White Card)

As of 1 July 2008, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, a person must not do construction work at a workplace unless they are registered, or taken to be registered, to perform that work.

The aim of this course is to ensure that all people who enter a construction site have the skills and knowledge to do so safely. On successful completion of this course learners will have gained an understanding of:

  • Demonstrating personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements
  • Identifying and reporting common construction hazards
  • Understanding basic risk control measures
  • Identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies
  • Correctly selecting and fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) common to the construction industry

This course has been tailored to the rail industry and is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Learners will also receive  a nationally recognised WorkSafe Victoria CI card (issued directly to the learner by WorkSafe Victoria).

Audience

This course is designed for participants who are:

  • New to the construction and/or rail industries, or
  • An existing worker who has not performed any construction work in the past two years.

Duration

1 day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$195 per person

APPLY FATIGUE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

This course is part of the Rail Infrastructure Fundamentals package and provides participants with knowledge and skills to recognise fatigue and apply some basic fatigue management strategies.This course is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Audience

All staff

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person

MANUAL HANDLING

This course is part of the Rail Infrastructure Fundamentals package and provides participants with principles of safe manual handling techniques. The session incorporates the fundamentals of manual handling through facilitated discussion, scenario based examples and practical demonstration interactivity.This course is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Audience

Staff whose roles expose them to manual handling tasks

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person

MAINTAIN AND USE HAND TOOLS

This course is part of the Rail Infrastructure Fundamentals package and provides participants with knowledge and skills to use and maintain hand tools in a rail environment.This course is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • TLIB1028 Maintain and use hand tools

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Audience

Staff whose roles expose them to using hand tools

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person

FOLLOW OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES

This course is part of the Rail Infrastructure Fundamentals package and provides participants with knowledge to be able to follow OHS procedures in the workplace.This course is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Audience

All staff

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person

APPLY ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES TO RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

This course is part of the Rail Infrastructure Fundamentals package and provides participants with knowledge and skills to apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure.This course is aligned to the following nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure

Learners who successfully complete all training and assessment requirements for this course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit listed above.

Audience

All staff

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person

COPING WITH TRAUMA

This workshop is designed to help staff feel more prepared should they be exposed to a Potentially Traumatic Event (PTE). It will:

  • Help them get a sense of what they might be confronted with;
  • Provide them with tools to cope with any distress that they may experience both during and following an incident; and
  • Help them make a plan for using these tools so they are prepared if something does happen

To do this, the workshop will cover:

  • The types of incidents that they may encounter in their work that may be traumatic;
  • Common reactions to the PTE’s;
  • Simple coping strategies to help them deal with stressful experiences; and
  • Where they can get support from within Metro

Most importantly, there will be an opportunity to practice coping skills and time to develop a personal ‘coping plan’.

Audience

As required by job role

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person (GST inclusive)

SUPPORT AFTER TRAUMA

This workshop is designed to help you provide support to your colleagues in the days and weeks following a potentiall traumatic event. It will:

  • Explain why trauma support is recommended to asist people following a PTE;
  • Help you understand the principles of trauma support and know when and how to apply them;
  • Provide you with trauma support tools that you can use with colleagues affected by trauma; and
  • Explain the principles of psychological first aid

Most importantly, there will be an opportunity to practice these trauma support skills and time to develop a personal ‘coping plan’.

Audience

As required by job role

Duration

½  day

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$165 per person (GST inclusive)

SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENTS (SWMS)

This training provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop and/or approve Safe Work Method Statements.Key topics covered include:

  • Legal and company compliance;
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment and control processes; and
  • Writing, reviewing, approving and monitoring SWMS and guiding teams effectively

Audience

Managers/Engineers/Supervisors

Duration

6 hours

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$360 per person (GST inclusive)

SAFETY LEADERSHIP

The purpose of Safety Leadership training is to skill managers and supervisors to build the desired safety culture within the organisation.Key topics covered include:

  • Legal obligations for workplace safety (including effectively managing junior staff/apprentices);
  • Introduction to safety culture;
  • Effective safety communication;
  • Motivating safe practices;
  • Personality types and leadership tips;
  • Practical leadership skills for safety inspections, safety investigations, risk assessments and SWMS/JSA process;
  • At-rsik workers (including young workers, apprentices, labour hire, contractors & staff returning from absence or transferring roles); and
  • Personal action plans

Audience

Supervisory/Management positions

Duration

2 days

Prerequisites

Nil

Cost

$880 per person (GST inclusive)

Information/Bookings

P: 9610 3701

E: metroacademy@metrotrains.com.au

W: www.metrotrains.com.au/academy

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