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 AHP's are trained to the standard, while the ARA captures the details of trained AHP's 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 contact the relevant Chief Medical Officer in your jurisdiction to register.

Upcoming TrainingLocationChief Medical Officer Contact

BrisbaneDr Maria Mazaheri
Phone: 07 3019 1818

Dr Keith Adam
Phone: 1300 588 440

Dr David Jones
Phone: 07 3055 5971

MelbourneDr Stuart Turnbull
Phone: 03 9224 8398

AHP Retaining

Date: Monday 2nd of September 2024 

Location: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street Surry Hills NSW 2010


AHP New Training

Date: Monday 9th of December 2024 

Location: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street Surry Hills NSW 2010

SydneyDr Armand Casolin

PerthDr Craig White
Phone: 08 9230 0200

Dr Joel Silbert
Phone: 08 6298 8400

Dr June Sim

VirtualDr Rob McCartney
Phone: 03 9453 2834

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