Safely Work in the Rail Corridor (SWIRC) | Metro Trains

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Safely Work in the Rail Corridor (SWIRC)

This course is designed to provide entrants undertaking construction work and who are new to the rail industry the necessary safety knowledge and skills required to undertake their role, activities include:

  • Working at Heights
  • Working around mobile plant
  • Setting up light towers.

Mandatory Compliance
This course is designed for new entrants undertaking construction work on Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) Metropolitan Rail Network Project sites.
This is a mandatory requirement on MTM projects for all workers who gained their MTM Train Track Safety Awareness (TTSA) training after the 01/09/2019.

This course is for new entrants required to undertake any construction work on MTM Project Sites.


Course details

Credential awarded on completion

Certificate of Completion (CoC)

Course objectives

This course will give participants the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand Work Planning in the Rail Corridor
  • Identify Change Events and Critical Response
  • Demonstrate Appropriate Behaviours and Actions
  • Understand rail safety risks
  • Understand and implement risk controls
  • Remember the key rail safety roles and their responsibilities
  • Safely work in the rail corridor
  • Respect the rail
Assessment methods
  • Knowledge
  • Practical
Metro Academy prerequisites
Prerequisite verification
  • Approved photo ID MUST be sighted on day of attendance.
Course completion

Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (CoC).
CoC will be available in The Platform, normally within two (2) business days of course completion.
This competency is accepted on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network.


Metro Academy will upload the participant’s certificate to the RIW database*
To prevent delay, participant’s The Platform profile MUST contain current email address, contact number, RIW number, date of birth and the RIW card must be valid.
Uploads to be completed by Metro Academy, normally within two (2) business days of CoC being issued.
*Participant MUST have existing RIW profile on day of course.

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Cost: $530 GST inclusive
Duration: One day
Delivery mode: Face to face
Venue: Rail Academy Newport
Shea Street, Newport, VIC. 3015
All access to the RAN is via Shea Street, off Champion Road.
Pedestrian access is not available directly to the RAN from Newport Railway Station.

Proof of identity requirements

Participants are required to produce a valid Identification document (ID) on the day of training.
One of the following is considered a valid ID document, the document must contain a photo of the participant and be current.

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Driver’s Learners Permit
  • Boat Operator’s Licence
  • Victorian Firearm Licence
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria Proof of Age card
  • Other Australian Government issued ID card
  • State, Territory or Federal Government Employee ID
  • Keypass ID card or Tertiary Education Photo ID card
Personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements

Participants MUST bring the following items on the day of training:

  • Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle support
  • Rail Approved Orange Hi-Vis vest
  • Full length trousers
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Hard hat
  • Gloves

Participant cannot commence training without PPE

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