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Change is coming to DPTI’s Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) training and RSA card system effective 1 August 2018

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have made changes to how we train and issue cards to access the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network (AMPRN).  Instead of Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) training and ID cards, we have implemented the national competency management system known as the Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card.

These changes comply with Rail Safety National Law and align to accredited units of competency.

** From 1 August 2018 DPTI will no longer be offering the online or face-to-face Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) training or issuing RSA ID cards **


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What is taking RSA’s place?

From 1/08/2018 DPTI’s online RSA training will cease and is being replaced by the RIW Card and the operator role:

  • For an employee - “DPTI Operator – Employee”
  • For a contractor - “DPTI Operator – Contractor”

The operator roles require:

  1. A statement of attainment of TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor as issued by an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) at the time of completion
  2. A short online 40 minute DPTI Rail Safety Induction course which includes an acknowledgement of DPTI’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.  This is completed through the RIW card online system.  For a contractor this will expire 3 yearly.

How to get an RIW card and the DPTI Operator Role?

  1. A contractor company will need to register in Pegasus’ Onsite System
  2. Once registered an individual will be able to apply for a RIW card (100 point ID check required)
  3. An individual can then apply for the relevant DPTI Operator Role.  For a contractor the role will be “DPTI Operator - Contractor

Information on how to do this and the process to apply for an RIW card can be found here http://railindustryworker.com.au/our-process/.

You might also find these video tutorials of some assistance http://railindustryworker.com.au/video-tutorials/.


** Please note RSA training and cards will not be accepted for access to the AMPRN or Tram Network after 30 June 2019.  From 1 July 2019 access to the AMPRN will be by the RIW card and relevant DPTI Operator Role.  You can choose to apply for your RIW card and the DPTI Operator Role now instead of doing RSA training. **

Rail Safety Awareness training is aimed at individuals working in the defined rail corridors of the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network (AMPRN) and tram network, owned and operated by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).  This training is delivered by Learning and Development, (DPTI) and is designed for participants to understand:

  • Their responsibility to keep themselves and other people safe;
  • The conditions they need to meet to enter the rail corridors and tram network;
  • The importance of being fit for work;
  • Elements that make up the rail and tram environments;
  • Hazards and risks;
  • The movement of vehicles in the rail corridors and tram network;
  • Safe places; and
  • How to communicate and report within the rail and tram environments.

The Rail Safety Awareness ID card, issued by successfully completing Rail Safety Awareness training, does not authorise the card holder to enter the rail corridor or tram network.

Before entering Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network rail corridors or the tram network, there are some basic requirements which must be met including (but not limited to) the possession of the Rail Safety Awareness ID card.  Rail Safety Awareness ID card holders will need further authorisation and may require onsite supervision, please refer to the Adelaide Metropolitan Rail and Tram System documents for further information on gaining access to the rail corridors or tram network.


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AS OF TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2017 THE RAIL COMMISSIONER WILL ACCEPT ARTC - OPERATOR ROLE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE DPTI RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE AMPRN RAIL CORRIDOR IN NON-ELECTRIFIED AREAS.

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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TRAINING DELIVERY

Learning and Development, DPTI provides two options for undertaking Rail Safety Awareness training:

Online

  • Duration: 3 hours (approx)
  • Location:  Anywhere that a participant has access to an internet connected computer or device that meets minimum system requirements
  • Availability: Anytime - Participants can stop and start at their convenience
  • Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

The login will be valid until 31st of July 2018.

Enrolments must be received by 4.00pm Australian CST Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays for same day enrolment in online training.  To check system requirements: RSA Online - System Requirements.  In the event that a participant does not successfully complete the online training after three attempts, they may be required to attend face to face training.

Please note: Should you fail the online RSA training, please call RSA Administration on 08 7109 8350 to discuss your options.


ENROLMENT

To enrol, please download and complete the enrolment form.

Forward the completed form via email to railsafety@sa.gov.au or alternatively, fax to 08 8208 6995.

Please note: Effective 23 September 2013, it is a requirement to complete and forward the enrolment form to enrol in Rail Safety Awareness training.


COST / PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

The cost of Rail Safety Awareness training is $272.00 (GST inclusive) per participant for either face to face or online training delivery.

Payment can be made via:

  • Credit card; or
  • Invoice (by prior arrangement) with payment required within 30 days of the invoice date.

In the case that an invoice for payment has not been paid in full within 30 days from the due date:

  • All current enrolments will be cancelled until full payment has been received;
  • All future enrolments will not be processed until full payment has been received; and
  • Rail Safety Awareness ID Cards issued may be revoked.

VALIDITY PERIOD

The Rail Safety Awareness ID Card is valid for a period of 3 years however, will only be accepted until 30 June 2019.

From 1 July 2019 an RIW card with the appropriate DPTI Operator Role will be required for AMPRN access .


CANCELLATION & NON-ATTENDANCE

Please contact us to arrange cancellation or substitution.  The following fees and conditions shall apply for cancellation or non-attendance:

Substitution - Online

  • L&D will accept the nomination of another individual only in the event that login details have not been sent otherwise cancellation fees apply.

Refund – Online

  • Cancellation before login details have been sent via email – Full refund
  • Cancellation after login details sent via email - $100 fee to cover administration costs.


REISSUE ID CARD (Lost / Stolen / Faulty)

To reissue an ID card, please download and complete the reissue form

Forward the completed form via email to railsafety@sa.gov.au or alternatively, fax to 08 8208 6995.

The following fees shall apply:

  • Lost or Stolen – $50 reissue fee to cover administration costs.
  • Faulty – Nil fee on the condition that the faulty ID card is returned to L&D.