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Rail Safety Awareness Training

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Rail Safety Awareness training is aimed at individuals working in the defined rail corridors of the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network 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.

Note: Individuals wanting to undertake this training must be employed or contracted by companies that are required to enter Adelaide Metropolitan Rail Network rail corridors and/or tram network.



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


  • 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 is valid for 3 months.  Once the login has expired, the participant will need to be re-enrolled to complete the training.

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 a participant fail the online RSA training, they are required to contact RSA Administration on 08 7109 8350. RSA Administration will then forward all relevant information on to one of L&D's training facilitators who will contact the participant to conduct coaching over the phone.

Please be aware that it could take up to 48 business hours for an L&D Facilitator to contact the participant.

Face to Face

  • Duration 7 hours (8.30am to 3.30pm approx.)
  • Location:  Mile End
  • Availability:  Learning & Development (L&D), DPTI require a minimum of 10 participants per class. Please contact L&D to arrange Face to Face RSA Training on 08 7109 8350. Alternatively, you can email Rail Safety Awareness Administration at


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.


The Rail Safety Awareness ID Card is valid for a period of 3 years.


To enrol, please download and complete the enrolment form.

Forward the completed form via email to 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.
  • The deadline for same day enrolment for online training is 4.00pm Australian CST (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).


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

Substitution - Face to face

  • L&D will accept the nomination of another individual up to 24 hours prior to the commencement of face to face training at no additional cost otherwise cancellation fees apply.

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 – Face to face

  • Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to commencement of training – Full refund
  • Cancellation up to 16 hours prior to commencement of training – $100 fee to cover administration costs.
  • Non-Attendance – $100 fee to cover administration costs.

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 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.