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Ever wanted to work in rail but not to sure where to start or what to do next? Our Work in Rail Smart Start Course is for you.

Course total:

$97 + GST

WIR – SS – Work in Rail – Smart Start Introductory Course

You’re here because you know having knowledge in rail is something that makes you more employable

Smart move, because there are so many career paths available to you. And more and more employers are looking for people with a serious interest in rail.

Ever wanted to work in rail but not to sure where to start or what to do next? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. With over 120 years of collective experience in Rail and Construction, the team at Alium Works have created a short course to help you get a better understanding of what it takes to work in rail.

At Alium Works we create pathways to success for people like you. That’s why with our safety courses you get:

1-on-1 career coaching
Get clear and confident on where you’re heading with a 1-on-1 call

Boost your skills
Get support through our monthly live coaching calls

Career building tools
With 1 month free access to our Award-winning Pathway Program

The right start
With a welcome call to answer your questions and set you up for success

Wondering where Alium can take you?

Find out with our real-life stories

Liz is currently working in child care and wants to change her career path. Her ultimate aim is to become a train driver, but she knows there’s a lot of competition. Liz enrolled in a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety to give her the edge when she’s applying because she knows safety is so important in the rail industry. She is now starting her transition from child care into a role in the rail industry, with the future goal of moving into a high paying train driver role. Alan wanted to work in a project team and decided to start his career as a Rail Protection Officer. He completed his Diploma in Work Health and Safety, then successfully applied for a Safety Coordinator role in a multi Billion dollar project delivery team using his qualification. Temitope arrived in Australia with a background as a medical first responder dealing with emergencies. Despite his qualifications and experience, he found it hard to get a job. Temitope decided to undertake a Certificate IV in Work Health And Safety and has now moved into a Safety Role delivering multi-million dollar projects with a global company.

Our  Rail Smart Start Course can help you to get ahead in a range of careers across multiple industries in occupations like:

  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Project Delivery

Ready to boost your confidence and your skills?

Find out more about our Rail Smart Start Course:

What you’ll learn

Who this is for

How it works

What you need

Or just want to get to the point?

What you'll learn

It’s all of the career building resources cadets have access to, available online, with experienced mentor support.

Managing drug and alcohol in the workplace
Fatigue Management
Possession Planning
Understanding the Australian Rail Safety Framework
Understanding competencies for working in the rail industry
Understanding Rail Protection
Initial response to Work Health and Safety Incidents
Rail Fundamentals Part 1 (part 2 & 3 coming soon)

Who this is for

Anyone who wants to get ahead in a rail or construction career
Anyone who wants to build a career in safety

How it works

Training is delivered 100% online, meaning you can work through the modules in your own time, within the 1 month access period.

Students will have three months of access to complete 10 modules, that’s approx 15 hours of self-paced training. It is the quickest and smartest way to kickstart your career in the rail industry.

What you need

First up: time. You need to put in the work to complete your course, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. It’s estimated you’ll need 15 hours to complete all 10 modules, you can set your own pace with 1-month access.

  • To be 18 years or older
  • Good computer skills including the ability to use office programs and navigate the internet
  • Your own laptop or desktop computer with:
    • Camera
    • Microphone
    • Ability to add video streaming software (e.g. Zoom)
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office or Google Office applications
    • Access to view PDFs
  • A stable internet connection

Places in the Rail specific, Work in Rail Smart Start Course are limited to a small group. Enrol now.


Who is course this for?

Anyone who wants to get ahead in a rail or construction career, those who want to build a career in safety, supervisors and leaders, HR professionals and small business owners.

How do I get started?

It’s easy:
1. Apply to Register your interest

Fill out the details below and one of our team members will give you a call back

2. Welcome call
You’ll find out what to do next and where to find your resources and support from a local member of our team who is an experienced safety professional
3. Time to get started
With training, support, access to monthly masterclasses and our award-winning Pathway Program, you’re on your way to more than just a qualification.

How does payment work?

You’ll pay in full when you apply for the course.

Click here for full details on our schedule of fees.

How is the training delivered?

Training is delivered online via our Alium Works online learning portal where you’ll access your lessons, quizzes, activities and assessments.

What if I miss a lesson?

All lessons are available through our online learning portal, so you can catch up a time that suits you.

What do I need to join these courses?

Click here for Rail Smart Start requirements.

How can I get help and support when I need it?

We offer small group training to make sure you get the help you need when you need it. Our trainers are available to help you via phone and email

What if I want to enrol but don’t want to work in rail

The skills learned in this course are transferable meaning that you can still apply what you’ve learnt here to other industries

Are there any prerequisites?

No, there are no prerequisites for this course.

When do I get my 1-on-1 career coaching call?

After enrolling you’ll be given bonus access to our Pathway Program where you’ll get your career coaching call.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have a maximum of 1 month to complete your Work in Rail – Smart Start Introductory Course. If you wish you can complete this course earlier.

Do you offer group pricing for 5 or more enrolments?

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes we do! Just choose ‘humm’ when you enrol to buy now and pay later.

Got more questions?
Give our friendly team a call on 1300 406 468