Insight into Railway Signalling Course

If you work in railways and are required to liaise with signal engineers, interface to railway signal systems, coordinate with signalling projects, provide operational requirements for signalling systems, then this Railway Signalling course will give you an insight to the technology, processes and principles that are used by railway signal engineers.

The course is being conducted jointly by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and IRSE Australasia.



  • Why have railway signalling
  • Signalling Basics
  • Signalling Equipment Overview
  • Signalling Equipment
  • Computer Based Signalling Equipment
  • Tailoring Signalling to Train Operations
  • Operations Requirements and Signalling
  • Designing the Signalling System
  • Reading a Signal Plan
  • Constructing the Signalling System
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • Operating the Signalling System
  • Maintaining the Signalling System
  • Glossary of Signalling Terms
  • Signalling Safety Requirements

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to read a signal plan and obtain information
  • Understand the relevance of signalling sub-systems
  • Gain an understanding of how the signalling system fits within the operational railway
  • Understand the use of signalling documentation
  • Learn to support and maximise the outcomes from signalling design, construction, testing and commissioning
  • Understand the importance of signalling maintenance activities and records
  • Gain an understanding of the signal design process and its interfaces to train operation and track design
  • Understand the operation of signalling equipment and the overall signalling system

Who Should Attend

Railway officers and professionals in the areas that interface to railway signalling:

  • Operations management
  • Project management, project engineers
  • Track and civil infrastructure management
  • Railway maintenance managers
  • Safety


Further information and registration

Janet Cameron
Events Coordinator
Telephone: (02) 6270 4527


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