Rail Signalling Control and Wiring Systems Concepts

install and wire signal equipment

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Entry into the HRD Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts course is open to qualified electricians working in an installer role in rail construction.

Access to rail signalling infrastructure is essential so that you can apply knowledge and skills learned through the course.


A typical technical training module is assessed by a research assignment, written theory test and at least two workplace practical assessments.


Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Evidence portfolio must be supported by a practical demonstration of knowledge and skills.


Training is typically delivered in 5 day blocks with time required at the end of training for workplace-based practical assessments.


Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts is accredited training. A Statement of Attainment is issued on successful demonstration of competence for the units listed.


Because learners must already be employed in a rail signalling construction role, it's expected that your employer will meet all course costs.

Subsidised training is not available.

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To enrol in Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts course you need to be employed by (or be supported by) a rail infrastructure construction or installation contractor.

HRD provides training, but access to an operational environment is required to:

  • apply and consolidate knowledge and skills learned
  • undertake workplace practical assessment.

HRD does not provide information about employment opportunities or job vacancies.

Contact rail operators or construction contractors directly about employment in rail signalling.

Install and Wire Rail Signal Equipment: An introduction to rail signalling systems and concepts

The Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts course is a technical introduction to rail signal systems and is aligned to the Certificate III Electrotechnology (Electrician) rail signalling specialisation units of competency.

Training objectives

The Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts short course is ideal for employees working in an installation role with a rail construction contractor and who don’t require the full range of maintenance skills provided by the Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling.

The course is also a useful starting point for employees working in a construction or project role who need an understanding of the fundamentals of rail signals and the rail industry more generally.

Training and assessment covers the rail signalling specialisation competencies from the Certificate III Electrotechnology (Electrician).

The Certificate III rail signalling units offered in this course are the pre-requisite for entry into the Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling program.

Course content

The Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts course includes the following HRD rail signal training modules:

  • RS-3.1 Introduction to Rail Signal Systems (7 days)
  • RS-3.2 Introduction to Rail Signal Control Systems (5 days)
  • RS-3.3 Rail Signal Wiring Systems (3 days)

Install and Wire Rail Signal Equipment is accredited training. Satisfactory completion of theory work requirements and workplace practical assessment tasks leads to a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • UEENEEN102A Assemble and wire internal electrical signalling equipment
  • UEENEEN103A Install and maintain track circuit leads and bonds
  • UEENEEN104A Test copper rail signalling cables
  • UEENEEN121A Repair rail signal power and control cables

Course availability

The HRD Rail Signalling Control and Wiring System Concepts course is held on a needs basis, so start dates vary according to industry demand.

Training is provided at the Rail Skills Centre Victoria in Newport or at a suitable interstate venue, or on site.

RPL is available to learners whose background knowledge and experience demonstrates that they are able to meet competency requirements.