TLIF0008 is a unit of competency from the Transport and Logistics (TLI) Training package.

This national unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to apply effective safety critical communications and is also considered best practice for general communications in the rail environment.

It includes communicating, providing timely and accurate rail operational information, and responding to unplanned situations or events appropriately.

This unit is intended for rail safety workers who are required to identify and respond to operational information as part of their job role. They may be working within a rail operational or infrastructure environment.

Safety critical communication is any communication that, if not delivered or not delivered accurately or promptly, could result in death, serious injury or incur significant damage to property, infrastructure, or the environment.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of training participants will:

  • Interpret and follow operational instructions
  • Use communication channels & techniques to effectively communicate with work teams and operations personnel
  • Prioritising responses in accordance with operational procedures
  • Relay safety critical communications with required attention to detail
  • Deal with unplanned events or situations in accordance with operational procedures
  • Use communications facilities to maintain contact with rail safety worker/s
  • Use standard terms/phrases, 24-hour clock and phonetic alphabet
  • Validate or acknowledging safety critical communication

Requirement for attending Training:

To attend training, you must:

  • Provide a USI (Unique Student Identifier), Ref:
  • Have confirmed enrolment details and paid the course fee
  • Display adequate core skills of being able to learn, read, write, and take part in oral communication and numeracy
  • To be assessed as competent you must pass a theory and practical assessment (which includes a scenario communication with a Rail Signaller/Network Control Officer and reporting an emergency situation.
  • To be assessed as competent you must pass a theory and practical assessment (which includes a scenario communication with a Rail Signaller/Network Control Officer and reporting an emergency situation.

Training Location: The training is conducted at our training rooms in the Sydney CBD; at Level 3, 263 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000. (We are very close to Town Hall station).

Schedule: available on request/enrolment/pending class numbers.

Training includes face to face learning, demonstration, and discussion, and is delivered using TfNSW courseware and in accordance with TfNSW requirements.

Learning and assessment activities will be conducted by our trainer/assessor using a range of evidence gathering techniques throughout the course, including written and practical demonstrations. You must pass the theory and practical assessment to receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally endorsed competency:
TLIF0008 Apply safety critical communications in the rail industry.

Fees and Enrolment:
The course fee is $240, which includes workbook and assessment material. Participants must provide payment, a completed enrolment form, agree to our terms and conditions and provide a valid USI number before training commences.

Course support available:
If you have any special circumstance or support required, this can be identified in the enrolment form.

If you have additional requirements or require more information, please contact our training reception who can assist or put you in touch with the person able to assist you further. For further information about services and assistance download the Student Handbook from our website or phone or visit our office.

Please report any injuries or any learning concerns to our personnel prior to training.

Please refer to the JMDR Student Handbook for details about our terms and conditions and support available.