Authorised Health Professional (AHP) Training

The National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers provides guidance for Rail Transport Operators to meet their legislative obligations in managing the risks posed by the ill-health of rail safety workers. The guidance includes the selection and management of health professionals who carry out health assessments on behalf of those operators - these professionals are referred to as Authorised Health Professionals (AHPs). 

While the responsibility for selection and management of AHPs rests with a Rail Transport Operator, a number of organisations are working together to establish a non-mandatory scheme to help embed the standard within the industry. The Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), with the support of a cross-industry group of Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), are supporting the standard as a consistent approach to managing the health of rail workers across Australia. 

RISSB works with CMOs to develop and maintain a set of training materials to ensure that all AHPs are trained to the standard, while the ARA captures the details of trained AHPs within the RIW Program. The training program is considered best practice by the consulted Chief Medical Officers, even though it does not represent an official unit of competency or lead to a formal qualification. 

Training to the National Standard for Category 1, 2 and 3 Rail Medicals is run periodically across Australia. Please refer to the training calendar below before contacting the relevant Chief Medical Officer to register.

2021 Training Calendar

DateLocationChief Medical Officer Contact
Monday 25 October PerthDr Craig White
Phone: 08 9230 0200
Wednesday 17 NovemberSydneyDr Armand Casolin
Phone: 02 8575 0495
Wednesday 17 NovemberMelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Phone: 03 9224 8398
Friday 19 NovemberBrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Phone: 07 3055 5971
Thursday 25 NovemberVirtualDr Rob McCartney
Phone: 03 9453 2834
Friday 10 December PerthDr Joel Silbert
Phone: 08 6298 8400

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