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Train in rail

The rail industry has been one of Queensland's largest employers for over 150 years with Queensland Rail employing a number of new apprentices and trainees each year across a range of trades. TAFE Queensland offers courses in rail traction, distribution overhead, and transmission overhead. Our rail courses are perfect for new and existing workers, as well as those looking to gain training certification in the rail industry.

In our rail courses you can learn how to safely install, maintain, and inspect overhead poles, structures, conductors, cables, and rail traction wiring systems. Or you can get your licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform and learn how to safely perform dogging.

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Career outcomes
  • Electrical distribution trades worker
  • Electrical powerline worker
  • Electrical rail lines worker
  • Overhead powerline transmission worker
  • Rail traction powerline worker
 
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TAFE Priority Training Program

If you're thinking of studying a diploma, certificate IV, or certificate III course you may be eligible for funding through the TAFE Priority Training Program (TPTP). This funding is available to eligible students who enrol in applicable programs after 1 July 2018. 

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Rail Training Centre of Excellence

In partnership with Queensland Rail, our Rail Training Centre of Excellence positions TAFE Queensland as the premier provider of rail and rail related training in the state. The facility includes three training rooms, 200m of track, and signalling, maintenance and safety equipment. The Centre allows for rail-specific fields of expertise to be introduced and supports existing trade training requirements.

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