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Rail Traction Sector

Thomson Bridge delivers a range of training services to rail network owners and contractors in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.

Short Courses 


We offer two pathways to achieve UET30712/9 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems – Rail Traction.

Bridging programs for experienced workers - This service is offered to the employees of our corporate clients. It involves an assessment of the candidate’s evidence including resumes, references, training certificates, high risk licences, work orders and permits.

Based on the outcome of the desktop review of the evidence portfolio, the candidate may proceed to enrolment in the Qualification.

On completion of this gap analysis, our experienced assessors prepare a training plan which includes a combination of credit transfer, RPL, gap training, supervised practical and log book options. At the completion of this program, Thomson Bridge will award the successful candidate with the full Qualification or relevant Units of Competency. 

Apprenticeship programs - Commening 2020, Thomson Bridge will be offering career pathways to bring new Lineworkers into the rail industry by gaining the UET30719 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail Traction Qualification. The program will be contextualised for both light and heavy rail applications and is supported by rail network owners.

Our Rail Clients 

Metro Trains Melbourne, Metro Trains Sydney, V/Line – Victoria, Yarra Trams (Keolis Downer Melbourne), Gold Coast Light Rail (Keolis Downer – Gold Coast), Level Crossing Removal Project - Victoria, NSW Transport (SydneyTrains), Department of Transport (DPTI) Trams and Trains - South Australia