Track Machine Operator (TMO) Road/Rail Vehicles

(SCCRT can provide a suitable vehicle or you can bring your own for this training)

Course Code

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Track Machine Operator

Course Description

Nationally accredited training with a Statement of Attainment issued from TLI21315 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure from the Transport and Logistics training package.

This course is designed to teach operators of:

  • track machines (hi rail plant)
  • road/rail vehicles (4 wheel drives, trucks)
  • light on track equipment, less than 10t that may lifted from the track mechanically (clipping machines, motorised track jacks)

The requirements, rules and procedures applicable when performing tasks during a Local Possession Authority (LPA) or a Track Occupancy Authority (TOA).

Course discussion includes, but not limited to:

  • Network rules and procedures applicable to track machine working
  • Worksite protection encounters
  • Access to and from site
  • Protection requirements in an emergency situation
  • Communication protocols
  • Speeds and travelling procedures
  • $550 per person (incl of GST)

NB: $950 (incl GST) per person if the Core Units for Rail Infrastructure Certificate II are required.

See below for further details as this is a mandatory requirement for ARTC/CRN Network.

Duration 1 day for TMO.
2-3 days for TMO plus Rail Infrastructure Certificate  II Mandatory Units depending on experience.
Time 7:15am to 4:00pm. (Approximately)
When This course is conducted every Wednesday.
  • Current RIW Card
  • Cat 1 Medical
  • Current Driver/Operator licence for the type of machinery that will be operated on the tracks

NB: For ARTC/CRN Network, participants need to be competent in the following Certificate II Rail Infrastructure units prior to enrolment in this course

  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules
  • TLIB1028 Maintain and use hand tools
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communications
  • TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals
  • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
Age Requirements Persons over the age of 18 years old.
Dress Requirements Full PPE required: Lace up boots, long clothing, hi-visibility orange vest, hard hat and safety glasses.
Location Sydney
  • SCCRT Training Centre, Level 1, Unit 7/4 Brunker Road, Chullora 2190
Client's Premises
  • On request we can train on client's premises, if premises has adequate facilities.

NB: Courses delivered at client's premises require minimum numbers or a group booking of 6-10 persons. Please contact us for further details: 9708 5980 or email

Parking All day parking is available around the building complex.
Payment Payment can be made on the day by Eftpos, cash (exact amount) or direct deposit.
  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment

The practical assessment, at nearby sidings, will require participants to demonstrate how to:

  • carry out a pre start inspection of a hi rail vehicle
  •  safely on/ off track a hi rail vehicle
  • competently  control a hi rail vehicle


Upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment recognising completion of:

  • TLIC2059 Propel and operate light on-track equipment
  • TLIC3045 Operate road/rail vehicle
  • TLIC2054 Access rail track to run track vehicle within a defined worksite
  • TLIC2058 Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment
    or based on type of vehicle assessed in
NB: Participants must hold the appropriate level of driver's license/operator's competency applicable to the machine in which they are assessed.

Consists of a half day theory course costing $350 before card expiry date with a current medical.

NB: Card expiry is 5 years. Please contact us for further details.

Enrolment Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email
or click on the online Enrolment links below:
Individual Enrolment
Company Enrolment.