Aluminothermic Welding

Weld rail using the aluminothermic welding process, heat and cut materials using OXY-LPG equipment and grind rail.



This Course is for Rail Workers with the job role of Welders Assistants.
On completion of this course you will have the ability to weld rail using the aluminothermic welding process, heat and cut materials using OXY-LPG equipment and grind rail.

Target Group
Assistant aluminothermic welders wanting to achieve the role of aluminothermic welder within the rail infrastructure environment.

Units of competency covered within this Course
  • TLIW3015 Weld rail using aluminothermic welding process
  • TLIW0006 Heat and cut materials using oxy-LPG equipment for the rail industry
  • TLIW0004 Grind Rails
This course involves the skills and knowledge required to:
  • weld rail using the aluminothermic welding process in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements, and workplace procedures;  
  • to grind rail and welds in accordance with rail network standards, safeworking and regulatory requirements, and workplace procedures, and
  • heat and cut materials for the rail industry using oxy-LPG equipment.

Refer to the competency matrices for the Rail Network you will operate within for a list of pre-requisites:
RIW – National Track & Civil Matrix
RSW – Aurizon Track, Civil & Structures Matrix
Evidence of industry experience working as an assistant welder will be required.


Complete 5 aluminothermic welds as a welder’s assistant and complete the “Aluminothermic Welder Assistant Logbook”.
Note: you must bring the completed logbook to the training course.


Face-to-Face sessions are available at the client’s location.

Our trainer will travel to provide this training as there are on the job requirements for the final assessment.
  • 4 Days (Attendees - minimum 4/maximum 6)
  • Final Assessment will be conducted on Day 4
  • Welders Assistant Logbook (completed prior to attending the theory session)
  • Theory assessment
  • Logbook
  • Practical assessment
On successful completion of the theory session, each attendee must complete the required number of welds (10) and record in the “Welders Logbook” and submit them for assessment.
Note: any welds performed during the training session will count as part of these 10 welds.
Competency is achieved for the three units of competency when all assessment tasks have received a satisfactory mark.
Contact or 07 5445 7998 for bookings or information.


Please contact Accell for pricing.


Learners must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment prior to commencing the course. This does not require a pass mark but rather acts as an evaluation and to ensure sufficient language skills and capabilities to complete courses successfully.


Please read our Learner Handbook prior to enrolment into this course. It contains information to help assist the Learner. The Handbook details information around policies and procedures - please click here to view.

Reasonable Adjustment

To accommodate for learner’s special needs and LLN requirements, assessment instruments are designed to allow for reasonable adjustment, including verbal assessment and the use of a scribe to record answers.
Assessment may be altered to suit the characteristics or equity needs of learners.

All adjustments to assessments will be negotiated with the candidate before the assessment event and will maintain the integrity of the unit of competency. 

If you need any support or clarification, please contact Accell on or 07 5445 7998.


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