TfNSW Handsignaller 1 and 2

Course Code

TfNSW Handsignaller 1 and 2

Course Description

Provided for Transport for NSW

  • Nationally accredited training with a Statement of Attainment issued from TLI32715 Certificate III in Track Protection from the Transport and Logistics training package.

These courses are competency based beginning with Handsignaller Level 1 (2 day course) progressing to Handsignaller 2 (1 day duration).

Participants can choose to either undertake each course seperately or combined.

Training provides participants with skills and knowledge to carry out duties required to protect worksites under the control of a Protection Officer.

Handsignaller Level 1 includes, but not limited to:

  • Perform lookout duties
  • Perform inner or outer handsignaller duties
  • Hand signal rail traffic at a worksite or within a possession.
  • Using communication systems

Handsignaller Level  2 includes, but not limited to:

  • As per Handsignaller 1 duties (above)
  • Perform inner and outer handsignaller at a fixed signal
  • Perform Handsignalling duties at a defective signal
  • Pilot rail traffic into, within and out of a possession area
  • Hand signal at level crossings
Cost Combined HS1 and 2:
  • $600 per person (incl GST)
Note: Transport for NSW conduct their own Final Assessments with price on application.

  • 3 consecutive theory days (2 days HS1, 1 day HS2)

  • On Job Workbook: Up to 6 months to complete

  • Final Assessment: 1 Day

Time 7:15am to 4:00pm. (Approximately)
When Please contact our office to find out when the next course is available: 02 9708 5980 or email
  • Must hold a current RIW card
  • Category 1 medical
  • Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate well in English
Age Requirements Persons over the age of 18 years old.
Dress Requirements Plain casual clothing, enclosed shoes. (No thongs or singlets)
Location Sydney
  • SCCRT Training Centre, Unit 2/4 Brunker Road, Chullora 2190
Client's Premises
  • On request we can train on client's premises.

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.

Participants will be required to pass theory and practical assessments to achieve competency.
The journey to becoming a qualified HS is undertaken in stages, often referred to as ‘blended delivery’ via the following methods:

Stage 1:

Classroom theory training (off-job assessment): Consists of in-class face to face training with a qualified Trainer/Assessor which gives insight and provides instruction on how to assess risk, source and interpret information, identify, prioritise and implement worksite protection, in accordance with the Network Rules and Procedures. You will be required to successfully complete written assessments prior to commencing Stage 2.

Stage 2:

On Job Workbook (OJWB). After passing the theory assessments, you will be issued with a OJWB which covers the practical requirements of each HS level and provides evidence of your knowledge and experience gained from exposure to ‘live’ operational situations. This component must be supervised by a qualified HS. Often referred to as safeworking coaches/mentors or subject matter experts (SMEs), they provide instruction and demonstration relating to the activities/tasks outlined in the OJWB and ‘sign off’, attesting you have met the required criteria to attempt a Final Assessment, with a qualified Trainer/Assessor. If successful, you will be deemed competent.

Note: To work on TfNSW Network, your OJWB provider must be a company approved to supply safeworking (HS) resources to TfNSW and authorised to enrol you into the Final Assessment.

Stage 3:

Final Competency Assessment: This needs to be undertaken at the completion of the OJWB and is conducted by a qualified Trainer/Assessor.

For TfNSW: Enrolment to sit the Final Assessment can only be made by a company approved to supply safeworking (HS) resources.

On Job Workbook Training Placement

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) Network

To assist you with completing the on-job workbook component, there is several specialised companies who are members of a safeworking panel, pre-approved by Transport for NSW to supply safeworking resources for projects undertaken on their Network.
Pre-approval from one of these companies must be obtained prior to course commencement.
Please contact our office for further information on these companies.


Upon successful completion of the theory component, On Job Workbook and Final Assessment, you will receive a Statement of Attainment recognising completion of the following units:

Handsignaller Level 1:
  • TLIF2082 Perform handsignaller duties
  • TLIF2081 Perform Lookout duties
  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules
  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
  • TLIE2007 Use communication systems
Handsignaller Level 2:
  • TLIC2081 Pilot rail traffic within work on track authority limits
  • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points
Enrolment Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email
or click on the online Enrolment links below:
Individual Enrolment
Company Enrolment.