The Metro Academy has implemented risk mitigation strategies based on guidance provided by our Chief Medical Officer. Non-essential training has been deferred, or online training has been offered as a suitable alternative. Where necessary face-to-face training continues when core rail training is required, and skills must be demonstrated so the integrity of assessment requirements are maintained.
Where possible the Metro Academy adheres to the social direction provided. The following measures have been introduced in the workplace setting to closely align with physical distancing measures:
- Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitising of our training locations
- Hand sanitiser placed around the building for all to utilise
- Reducing class sizes to no more than 12 students
- Classrooms combined to create larger areas
- Classrooms tables being separated from other table by a minimum of 2 metres
- Classrooms and other area having a minimum indoor space of 4 square metres per person
- Staggered class starting times to minimise instances of high volume of learners in any one area (eg, reception)
- Signage prompting learners to limit amount of people in kitchen facilities and common areas.
Changes to courses due to COVID 19
Metro Trains is committed to providing essential safety training in an environment that is safe for both students and staff. As part of this commitment and COVID Safe Plan, we are removing complimentary catering arrangements to reduce the risk of infection. As of the 5th of September students will be required to bring their own lunch. Some local food outlets are trading during the Covid-19 restrictions. Trainers will be able to direct you on the day.
As always we thank you for your understanding.
We are now accepting bookings for Safely Working in the Rail Corridor (SWIRC)
Building and maintaining top class skills and capability is a top priority for the global railway industry. This is the very reason for the establishment of the Metro Academy.
With access to unrivalled knowledge of Melbourne’s metropolitan railway and backed by Hong Kong’s MTR, which is arguably the best engineered railway in the world, the Metro Academy offers Australia’s railway workers and contractors access to superior training opportunities.
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering both nationally recognised units of competence and purpose built non-accredited training programs, the Metro Academy is well positioned to provide the industry with fit for purpose training solutions.RTO # 40535, Metro Trains Melbourne
Rail Industry Worker News & Updates
A feature has been set up so contractors can register to be notified about news & updates from all rail operators.
RIW 24/7 Support
If you have an issue with the RIW APP or your require desktop support or in need of competency validation, please contact 1300 101 682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re calling to log a fault please ensure you take note of the job number and email this to email@example.com so the Metro competency team can monitor the fault progress.
RIW APP Instructions
RIW APP Instructions
Access to the RIW App must be selected by your primary employer on your RIW profile. Track Force Protection Coordinator’s and Project Managers should have access to “Access Controller” Work Group Supervisors should have access to “Spot Check only” If you are experiencing issues with granting your employee access, please contact RIW on 1300 101 682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|For Apple click here.|
|RIW (QR) in Google Play here.|
|RIW (NFC) in Google Play here.|
To download your virtual card, please download the Vircarda Android App here
To download your virtual card, please download the Vircarda Apple App here
Rail Safety Worker Competence
This is Metro’s rail safety worker competency information centre.
If you have any questions relating to this information, please email email@example.com.
This information centre summarises Metro’s competency management system by detailing all rail safety worker tasks and the competencies necessary to complete these essential railway tasks.
Business Rules and Procedures
1994 Book of Rules
To view the 1994 Book of Rules, click here.
Competency Matrices and Supporting Documentation
|1||Track & Civil||Aug 2015||4.3|
|2||Plant & Equipment||Apr 2018||5.0|
|3||Engineering & Design Matrix||Nov 2017||5.0|
|4||Project Management||Feb 2018||5.0|
|5||Safeworking (Track Protection)||Aug 2016||5.0|
|7||Signals, Control Systems & Communications||Feb 2019||7.1|
|8||Electrical Networks – Substations||Sep 2014||2.2|
|9||Electrical Networks – Overhead Safety Observer||Jan 2016||2.2|
|10||Electrical Network – Overhead||Jul 2015||3.2|
|View the new national roles for:
These national roles are recognised by all Registered Transport Operators currently using the RIW system.
To see a list of all MTM signal CMS forms, click here.
Signals Statements of Competency
|L4-LED-FOR-060||Signals Design – SOC||1 Feb 2018||2.0|
|L4-LED-FOR-065||Signals Construction – SOC||1 Feb 2018||1.0|
|L4-LED-FOR-064||Signals Test – SOC||1 Feb 2018||2.0|
|L4-LED-FOR-063||Signals Maintenance – SOC||1 Feb 2018||2.0|
|L4-LED-FOR-062||Signals Communications – SOC||1 Feb 2018||1.0|
|L4-LED-FOR-077||Signals Project – SOC||1 Feb 2018||1.0|
MTM Standards Induction
|1||MTM Standards Induction Design||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
|2||MTM Standards Induction Construction||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
|3||MTM Standards Induction Test||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
|4||MTM Standards Induction Maintenance||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
|5||MTM Standards Induction Communications||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
|6||MTM Standards Induction Project||1 Aug 2018||1.1|
Engineering & Design Statements of Competency & Supporting Documentation
|1||Architectural Designer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|2||Building Services Design Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|3||Overhead Wiring Design Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|4||Rolling Stock Communications Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|5||Rolling Stock Electrical Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|6||Structures Design Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|7||Substation and Power||13 Mar 2018||3.0|
|8||Track and Civil Design Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|9||Rolling Stock Mechanical Engineer||23 Feb 2018||2.0|
|CMS 2018 Signals Moderation Session||24 July 18|
|Rail Safety Worker Information Session||30 Sep 13|
|Rail Safety Worker Competence||15 Jan 18|
Below are the documents relevant to learners undertaking training with the MTM Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 40535) and Metro Academy.
The SWIRC book
This learner book provides you with the key information you’ll learn during the SWIRC course. Download your copy HERE and keep a copy to refer to during and after your training session.
If you are a first time user to The Platform, please click here to register.
If you have used The Platform before, please click here to log on.
|Remember:||Your username = your email address
Your password = what you set when you first registered
For Terms and Conditions, click here.
Click here to download the Quick Reference guide specifically developed for Learners booking a Rail Safety Renewal Online Course.
|Click here to access The Platform – our online Learning Management System||Download our Quick Reference Guide for Learners||Download our Quick Reference Guide for Administrators|