TLI42622 Certificate IV in Train Driving

Railtrain offer a fast-tracked program to upskill and certify competent experienced Train Drivers. This pathway includes a blend of recognising the informal skills and knowledge applicants have collected through work and life experiences, plus an abbreviated formal assessment process. Whilst this pathway condenses the traditional qualification duration, evidence submitted by applicants must still meet the Rules of Evidence as per the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

In WA you may be eligible for a Traineeship which may attract financial incentives. Please contact us for further details. 

TLI42622 Certificate IV in Train Driving can lead to future career options that can include freight train driver, network controllers, roles in rail operations management, or rail technical training positions.


Course Information

Qualification description

Are you a Train Driver?

Are you a Train Driver looking to upgrade your qualification? Read below for more information or contact our RTO team today.

Our Introduction to Rail course is developed by rail industry experts and can be completed through a combination of self-paced online learning, and in-class real-time video conferencing sessions facilitated by our experienced trainers.

Contact our RTO team to find out more information or enrol today.



“I have a superseded train driving qualification”.  or  “I have no qualification but plenty of experience”.

Our specialist training team can provide a straightforward, customised solution to help guide you through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. We have a proven track record of working with train drivers to review their previous workplace experience and/or qualification evidence and provide a customised solution to make sure that their RPL experience is as streamlined as possible. Read what other train drivers have said about working with Railtrain to upgrade their train driver qualification below.

Successful completion will give you the upgraded qualification, a chance to update your resume and a real sense of achievement! You may also be eligible for Government funding support, to bring the cost right down.

To take advantage of this great opportunity, contact our RTO team on (08) 9470 4999 or email

RPL Request Form

If you would like to submit your workplace experience and/or qualification evidence for review, please click here to complete our RPL Request form.


Read what our learners are saying about their RPL experience with Railtrain:

The Railtrain team exhibited a high level of professionalism throughout the RPL journey.  The exemplary customer service provided by Rebecca Green, the Training Coordinator, and her responsiveness, attention to detail, and commitment to ensuring a smooth process were commendable.

For those contemplating the TL42622 Certificate IV in Train Driving RPL Pathway, I strongly recommend considering Railtrain. In a time where industry regulators are increasingly examining RTOs, the importance of choosing a reputable and accredited training provider cannot be overstated. Its modules and case studies for RPL, provide a comprehensive assessment on how your experience aligns with the industry’s evolving standards, policies and procedures.

Adam F

I needed to obtain a Cert 4 in train driving recently Via RPL as I have 42 years’ Experience as a Loco driver but never actually obtained my cert 4. I found out about Railtrain via word of mouth from another driver who recently completed his cert 4 in train driving Via Railtrain with a glowing testimony.

I would recommend to anyone seeking to obtain certification in Certificate 4 in train driving to use Railtrain due to exceeding my expectations and those of my fellow Train Crew that brought them to my attention.

Russel B

I found Railtrain very easy to deal with and their continual follow up to explain the process put my mind at ease and gave me the confidence to proceed with the RPL process. Although the RPL pathway may appear daunting, once I’d started the process, I was pleased to find that at all stages of the Cert IV RPL pathway my assessor was professional and encouraging, allowing me to progress quickly through the stages.

I definitely recommend Railtrain as a great RTO for anyone considering undergoing the Certificate IV in Train Driving, as I’ve had nothing but positive experiences in a process that was timely and simple to understand and navigate.

Rob E

I found the whole RPL process with Railtrain very professional, stress free and a pleasure to deal with.

The quality of the online training platform which was easy to navigate and very user friendly. The quality of training assessor’s and administration staff.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Railtrain for someone who was

looking to upgrade their Cert IV in train driving. Railtrain have quality staff and very knowledgeable trainers who make the whole process a stress free experience. They are very prompt in replying to all aspects of the process unlike other training organisations I enquired with about upgrading my train driving qualifications.

The cost of the RPL pathway was very reasonable compared to other training providers. The quality and knowledge of the training assessor’s was exceptional and very easy to work with.

Overall Railtrain exceeded my expectations.

Joshua T