TLIF0020 – Safely access the rail corridor

This course from YRT allows you to gain the skills required to Safely Access the Rail Corridor (SARC, TFNSW SX52) on the Transport for NSW Rail Network.

Previously known as ‘Rail Industry Safety Induction’ or RISI Training.

This unit is a mandatory requirement for anyone performing work in the Transport for NSW rail corridor (including between Sydney, Nowra, Lithgow and Broadmeadow) and is recognised by UGL and John Holland Country Regional Network (JHCRN) and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

Importantly the SARC unit you will learn the key hazards of operating in the rail environment and gives learners the skills & knowledge to safely enter and navigate around the rail corridor.

Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)

  • TLIF0020 – Safely Access the Rail Corridor

Entry Requirements – There are no course pre-requisites.

Course Topics

The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Demonstrate how to safely access and work in the rail corridor
  • Recognise the danger zone
  • Identify and access a safe place
  • Identify the direction of approaching traffic
  • Maintain situational awareness to identify potential risks
  • Identify and explain the use of communication tools when working in the rail environment
  • Identify electrical safety hazards, risks and controls used in the rail corridor
  • Identify and report unsafe situations within the rail environment

Age Requirements
Applicants under 17 years of age are required to obtain a Rail Safety Worker Authorisation from Transport for NSW prior to enrolling into the TfNSW SX52 Accessing the Rail Corridor Induction.

Please Note: If applicant is under 17, eligibility for a TfNSW Rail Safety Worker Authorisation must be obtained in writing from TfNSW Organisational Development (OD) before the candidate can participate in training. This can take up to 10 working days on receipt of the applicable form.

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N)

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course. This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures
  • Communicate identified hazards


  • Theory assessment (closed book, conducted in-class)
  • Practical demonstration – conducted on one one in a simulated environment

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated via a face-to-face workshop in YRT’s Sydney sites



There are no course pre-requisites


1 day - 7:30am to 4:00pm (Approximately)



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