About this training course

Gain the skills required to Safely Access the Rail Corridor (SARC, TLIF2080, 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) RIW card before working in the rail corridor.

SARC Schedule

The current available dates for SARC are available

October November December
20/10/2021 3/11/2021 1/12/2021
21/10/2021 4/11/2021 2/12/2021
27/10/2021 10/11/2021 3/12/2021
28/10/2021 12/11/2021 8/12/2021
17/11/2021 9/12/2021
18/11/2021 15/12/2021
19/11/2021 16/12/2021
24/11/2021 17/12/2021
25/11/2021 20/12/2021

Requirements for this course

  • Complete a Category 3 Medical Certificate (as a minimum) from an authorised medical practitioner. (Locations of Authorised Medical Practitioners can be found HERE)
  • Have adequate core skills of being able to learn, read, write, take part in oral communication and numeracy
  • Learning Language And Numeracy (LLN) skills embedded in this unit of competency e.g. learner’s will be required to report verbally, relay and discuss information, identify hazards, read safety signs and procedures

SARC Pricing:

The following cost options are available:

SARC Training Only


Does not include CAT3 onsite medical. HERE




With this package we arrange your CAT3 Medical assessment.



Participants will need to provide page 3 of the signed Cat 3 medical assessment when applying for/updating an RIW card (see applying for RIW card). With either option, participants must pass the Category 3 Medical assessment prior to applying for an RIW card Ideally this should be done before training is done.
On Completion For Participants deemed competent after assessment we issue a Statement of Attainment in TLIF2080 (Safety access the rail corridor). Applying for RIW Card In order to received an RIW card, participants must upload their Statement of Attainment together with page 3 of the signed Cat 3 medical assessment onto the Pegasus Onsite System.


Requirements on the day

Provide an original document with Photo ID (e.g. passport, drivers license, student card) on the day top confirm identify Bring a pen and wear comfortable clothing

(Please specify if training or combined training & medical is required)

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

Please also include USI number. If you don’t have a USI you can create one by going to this link (