Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by rail safety regulatory staff. It has been tailored to meet the needs of authorised government enforcement officers acting under the authority of rail safety legislation. Elective units should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of elective units is possible in the qualification packaging rules, electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

5 core units

6 elective units:

Choose 1 elective unit from Group A

Choose 1 elective unit from Group B

Choose 3 or more elective units from Group C

Choose 1 elective unit from Group D, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by units in this qualification

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from CertificateIV level may be used.

Core Units

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Promote the values and ethos of the public service

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Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Operate within the regulatory framework for rail safety

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Exercise regulatory powers

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Lead a quality audit

Elective Group A

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Coordinate risk management

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Manage risk

Elective Group B

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Contribute to workplace safety

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Monitor and maintain workplace safety

Elective Group C

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Assess and administer accreditation and registration applications

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Receive and act on industry safety information intelligence

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Review and promote safety culture

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Review training arrangements

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Coordinate audit or inspection programs

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Prepare a brief of evidence

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Gather and manage evidence

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Supervise and carry out complex inspections and monitoring

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Evaluate workplace legislative compliance

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Facilitate improvement in workplace3 legislative performance

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Investigate possible breaches of workplace legislation

Elective Group D - Additional suggested elective units

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Undertake research and analysis

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Undertake negotiations

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Use complex workplace communication strategies

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Refine complex workplace documents

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Facilitate change

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Interpret data and related statistics

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Advise on organisation policy

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Carry out complex project activities

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Conduct prosecution

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Coordinate investigation processes

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Gather information through interviews

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Develop productive working relationships


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