Metro Academy

Lookout face to face renewal

This course is the competency refresher for Rail Safety Workers (RSWs) to fulfil the role of a Lookout in the Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) Metropolitan Rail Network.

This course is for Lookouts working in the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network that have held their competency for 24 months and need to renew the Lookout competency.
This course is not suitable if you have already attained the Lookout competency from a non-approved MTM training provider and not approved to work on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network.
The Lookout (MTM Upgrade) is required if the above applies.


Course details

Credential awarded on completion

Certificate of Completion (CoC)

Course objectives

This course will refresh the knowledge and skills required to perform the job role in the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network

Assessment methods
  • Knowledge
Metro Academy prerequisites
  • Participant MUST be 18+ years of age
  • Participant MUST comply with Local COVID Safe Plans
  • Participant MUST have completed the approved MTM Lookout course and been issued the following unit/s of competency: TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor* TLIF0027 Perform lookout duties*
  • Participant MUST have a current Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card / MTM Track Protection card.
  • * (Units of competency considered equivalent on are also accepted)
Prerequisite verification
  • Approved photo ID MUST be sighted on day of attendance.
  • Metro Academy will verify prerequisites against Rail Industry Worker (RIW) database.
  • To prevent delay, participant’s ‘The Platform’ profile MUST contain current email address, contact number, RIW number and date of birth.
  • Verifications will be completed by Metro Academy normally within two (2) business days*.
  • * Participant is unable to commence training until verifications have been completed.
Course completion

Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
CoC will be available in The Platform normally within two (2) business days.
This competency is accepted on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network and is valid for 24 months. This competency MUST be renewed before expiration.


Metro Academy will upload the participant’s certificate to the RIW database.
To prevent delay, participant’s The Platform profile MUST contain current email address, contact number, RIW number and date of birth and the RIW card must be valid.
Uploads will be completed by Metro Academy, normally within two (2) business days of CoC being issued.

New Student Bookings Existing Student Bookings

Cost: $495 (GST inclusive)
Duration: One day
Delivery mode: Face to face
Venue: Metro Academy
42–50 Bakehouse Road, Kensington, VIC 3031

Proof of identity requirements

Participants are required to produce a valid Identification document (ID) on the day of training.

One of the following is considered a valid ID document, the document must contain a photo of the participant and be current.

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Driver’s Learners Permit
  • Boat Operator’s Licence
  • Victorian Firearm Licence
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria Proof of Age card
  • Other Australian Government issued ID card
  • State, Territory or Federal Government Employee ID
  • Keypass ID card or Tertiary Education Photo ID card
Personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements

Participants MUST bring the following items on the day of training:

  • Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle support
  • Orange Hi-Vis vest
  • Full length trousers
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Hard hat

Participants cannot commence training without PPE

Information & bookings

The Platform
03 9610 3701

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