About this training course

Gain the skills required to Safely access the rail corridor (SARC, TLIF0020, TfNSW SX52) on the Transport for NSW Rail Network. This course was previously known as ‘Rail Industry Safety Induction’ or RISI Training. SARC involves the skills and knowledge required to enter the rail corridor and includes taking appropriate safety precautions to access the danger zone, access the rail corridor and respond appropriately in an emergency. This course is a mandatory requirement for anyone performing work in the Transport for NSW rail corridor and is recognised by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA). Please note the SOA alone will not allow you to work in the rail corridor. Participants must apply for and be issued with a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card before working in the rail corridor.
July 2022 August 2022
27/07/2022 03/08/2022
28/07/2022 04/08/2022

Requirements for this course

Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN): This course requires the participant to read, write and communicate in English. Participants will be required to report verbally, relay and discuss information, identify hazards and read safety signs and procedures.

If the participant is unable to demonstrate they can communicate effectively in English and have the appropriate literacy levels to participate in this course they will be required to complete a simple language, literacy and numeracy test before attending training to determine their suitability to participate in the course.


Medical Assessment: To obtain an RIW card participants must complete a Category 3 (CAT3) Medical Assessment (as a minimum) from an Authorized Medical Practitioner.

We provide a combined SARC Training and Medical Assessment Package. We organize for the medical assessment to be conducted on our premises by an Authorized Medical Provider on the same day of training.

Locations of Authorized Medical Practitioners can be found HERE


Age Requirement: Applicants under 17 years of age are required to obtain a Rail Safety Worker Authorization from Transport for NSW prior to enrolment into TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor.

Please contact us directly as the TfNSW Rail Safety Worker Authorization must be obtained in writing from TfNSW before the candidate can participate in training. This can take up to 10 working days on receipt of the applicable form.


SARC Pricing

The following options are available

SARC Training Only


Does NOT include CAT3 Medical Assessment


SARC Training and Medical Assessment Package


With this package we arrange the onsite CAT3 Medical Assessment


Requirements on the day

Provide an original document with Photo ID (e.g. passport, drivers license, student card) on the day top confirm identify

(Please specify SARC Training Only or SARC Training and Medical Assessment Package)

You will receive an information email with Enrolment Form and course overview.

Please provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI), if you do not have a USI you can create one at