Introduction to Control Systems

Course Summary

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Key Knowledge Areas
1, 4, 6, 12, 16

Professional Sector Relevance


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Course Outline

This course is an introductory course which means it develops knowledge about the function and terminology of railway control systems — all to an introductory level.

This course is suitable for anyone employed in the rail industry in a technical or nontechnical role. This course is a pre-requisite to the Basic Control Systems course.

Learning Outcomes 

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

    • Describe the functions of control systems in a railway network
    • Explain the difference between vital and non-vital systems
    • Identify the purpose of local signal boxes
    • Use correct terminology


This course should take at least 2 hours, especially if all web links are researched. 

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Participants that complete all on-line course activities and the assessments will receive a Certificate of Achievement.


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