Access to the PTA network for employees and contractors is managed through the Rail Industry Worker program
By law, every person working on the PTA network must be able to provide proof of currency of the required track access accreditation level. To meet this requirement all workers on the network must hold and carry a valid Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card.
RIW is a national competency management system for rail workers. It is owned by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and endorsed by all of its member organisations.The system is provided by Metro Trains Australia. More information about the program can be found on the RIW website.
Specific information about PTA Safeworking Rules and Procedures, including track access accreditation levels, is available on our safety resources page.
It is the responsibility of all RIW card holders to ensure they are aware of updates to the PTA’s Safeworking Rules and Procedures. Therefore, it is essential that you keep your contact details up-to-date in order to receive any updates.
The PTA’s Learning and Organisational Development team have designed a comprehensive training program that will get you up to speed with the PTA Safeworking Rules and Procedures relating to your required track access accreditation level.
Participants who successfully meet the assessment requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion. This is evidence that you have met the requirements of the training for the relevant track access accreditation level when applying for, or updating, your RIW card for use on the PTA network.
Information about Safeworking training aligned to PTA track access accreditation levels is available at e.mybookingmanager.com/PTASafeworking