Company Registration Terms

 Company Registration- Terms and Conditions

Effective Date: 28 June 2019

1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to the Rail Industry Worker Program, a competency and safety management system that aims to establish a cohesive, national approach to competency and safety management for employees and contractors working in the rail industry(the RIW Program).  The RIW Program aims to minimise the risk of untrained personnel carrying out work on the Australian rail network and to enhance safety awareness, by allowing the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) members and participants in the Australia rail industry, to view relevant information concerning Rail Industry Workers (RIW) posted within the system as this Agreement permits.

2. Terms of Use

2.1 The RIW Program is owned by the ARA. Metro Trains Australia Pty Ltd (collectively, “Our”, “Us”, “We” or “MTA”), operates the RIW Program for the ARA using an online data base system through which RIW information can be uploaded and verified, and which is also accessed by RIW Participants and includes all relevant user interfaces, services and upgrades of the system (the RIW System). MTA operates the RIW System through the website at or the mobile version thereof (together the “Site”).

2.2 Please read the terms of this Agreement carefully before using the RIW System or using the MTA Services. These terms contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations. You agree that all MTA Services and use of the RIW System will be used by You for business, employment and commercial purposes only.

2.3 Your use of the MTA Services and the RIW System is governed by the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. If You do not accept the terms of this Agreement by ticking the box where indicated below, You will not be permitted access to the RIW System and cannot use the MTA Services. By proceeding to use the RIW System or the MTA Services, You are deemed to have read and accepted the terms of this Agreement.

2.4 If You are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, You represent that You have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to this Agreement, in which case the terms “You” or “Your” shall refer to such entity and its affiliates. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not accept this Agreement and You may not use the RIW System or the MTA Services. If You do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, You should immediately leave this Site and may not use the RIW System or the RIW Program.

3. Entire Agreement

3.1 Subject to clause 3.2, this Agreement represents the entire agreement between You and Us in relation to your access to and use of the Site, the MTA Services and the RIW System. This Agreement supersedes any agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding that exists between You and Us and which is related to or is in connection with the RIW System and formed before you entered into this Agreement.

3.2 Where a RIW Participant has entered a RIW Contract with MTA, the terms of this Agreement do not apply.

3.3 To the extent permitted by law, all conditions and warranties, statutory or otherwise and whether express or implied that relate to the provision of the MTA Services or the operation of the RIW System, are hereby excluded other than that expressly herein contained.

4. Definitions

4.1 The following definitions apply to this Agreement:

(a)        Additional Services means the services set out in Schedule 1 – Part B; 

(b)        Agreement means this agreement;

(c)        Content has the meaning ascribed to it in clause 10;

(d)        Consortium means a project delivered by a RIW Participant organisation with other entities, who may or may not be a RIW Participant, and where the consortium has an ABN/ACN (ie, is the direct employer of a RIW);

(e)        Employee refers to any employees or agents of a RIW Participant who accesses the MTA Services and/or Site on behalf of a RIW Participant;

(f)         Fee Paying Rail Transport Operator means:

(i)         Australian Rail Track Corporation;

(ii)        Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia;

(iii)       Metro Trains Melbourne;

(iv)      Public Transport Authority of Western Australia;

(v)       Queensland Rail Limited (including Queensland Rail Transit Authority);

(vi)      Transport for NSW (including NSW transport government operating agencies including; Sydney Trains, Sydney Metro, NSW Trains);

(vii)      VLine – Regional Public Transport for Victoria (on the expiry of the current term of the existing contract with the incumbent service provider), and

(viii)     Any other rail transport operators who enter the Australasian market as assessed by the ARA and MTA.

(g)        Head Contract means the Rail Industry Worker System Services Agreement between the ARA and MTA;

(h)        MTA Services means the services described in clause 7.1.

(i)         NRIWGC means the National Rail Industry Worker Governance Committee;

(j)         Rail Industry Worker or RIW means any individual working on a controlled Worksite who applies for or is issued a Rail Industry Worker Card for the purposes of working on a Worksite;

(k)        Rail Industry Worker Privacy Protocol means the annexure to this Agreement, which is incorporated by reference and is available at ;

(l)         RIW Card means Rail Industry Worker identification token, which could be either a physical card or e-card which contains data linked within the RIW System for the purposes of identification and information checks.

(m)      RIW Cardholder means a person who holds a RIW Card;

(n)        RIW Contract means a contract for services that has been entered between a RIW Participant and MTA pursuant to Schedule 4 of the Head Contract;

(o)        RIW Participant means a company, business entity or other person which seeks to engage, employ or contract rail industry workers that are suitably qualify and experienced to perform services that meet its labour requirements.

(p) RIW Program means the online competency and safety management system for Australian rail workers. It is owned and endorsed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and operated by Metro Trains Australia Pty Ltd.

(q)        Tier 1 Account means an account of a RIW Participant that:

(a)    employs 250 or more RIW Cardholders; or

(b)     is a Fee Paying Rail Transport Operator. 

(r)         You and Your refers to, and includes, You, both individually, as an Employee of an RIW Participant using or accessing the RIW System, as well as the RIW Participant  you represent;

(s)        We, Our, Us,or MTA refers to MTA and its subcontractors; and

(t)         Worksite means a site or location where a RIW Participant requires Rail Industry Workers to perform rail safety work.

5. Variation

5.1       MTA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Agreement at any time with 30 days’ prior notice. If we change the terms of this Agreement, we will post the changes to this Agreement on this Site 30 days’ prior to their effective date and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised.

5.2       In the event that these terms of Agreement are varied, you will have the opportunity to review the revised terms. Unless you take steps to opt out of using the RIW System by terminating your subscription, Your continued use of the MTA Services or the RIW System after the effective date of any such changes, constitutes your acceptance of the new terms of agreement. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future terms of Agreement, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the MTA Services or the RIW System.

5.3       If you choose not to accept the varied terms of agreement, You can opt out of using the RIW System by confirming with our service desk via email at [email protected]

5.4       It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to this Agreement and to review such changes.

6. Payment

6.1       You agree to pay consideration to purchase MTA’s Services or use the RIW System (“Annual Subscription”).  Your Annual Subscription must be paid as a condition of being able to access and use the RIW System.

6.2       The Annual Subscription payable by You, and any renewal fees payable, is determined using the pricing table set out in Schedule 1 – Part A. Pricing is determined by the number of RIW Cardholders that you employ as at 31 March each year. Payment of the Annual Subscription fee entitles you to use the RIW System, the Site and receive the MTA Services referred to in clause 7.1.

6.3       The method of payment for Your Annual Subscription fee (and subsequent renewal payments) will depend on the classification of your user account. RIW Participants with Tier 1 Accounts may elect to pay the Annual Subscription fees on account (payable 30 days from date of invoice). All other accounts are required to make a direct payment of the Annual Subscription in order to enable use of the RIW System.

6.4      You will be permitted to use MTA Services, the Site and the RIW System upon MTA receiving confirmation that Your Annual Subscription has been paid in full.

6.5      MTA will notify you up to three (3) times when your Annual Subscription is due for renewal. Notice will be provided to you using the contact details that you have most recently advised to us. It is your obligation to keep your notice details current.  You will be further notified when your Annual Subscription has expired.

6.6      Unless you notify us in writing no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Renewal Date of your Annual Subscription, you will be deemed to have elected to renew your Annual Subscription.  You authorise us to take payment to automatically renew your Annual Subscription, except where you are permitted by MTA, to pay on account.

6.7      Renewal of your Annual Subscription is required to be completed by 27th June, every 12 months (Renewal Date). If you elect to cancel your subscription at any stage prior to the Renewal Date, you will not be entitled to a refund of any prepaid, but unused portion of Your Annual Subscription. You will be permitted to continue to use the Site and the RIW System up to the Renewal Date.

6.8      All RIW Cards must be renewed before their expiry. You will be charged for renewal of all RIW Cards applying the fees in Schedule 1 – Part A. You acknowledge that RIW Cards are paid for, upfront for a full subscription year. No refund will be provided to RIW Cardholders who have paid for a renewed RIW Card but unable to utilise it.  

6.9      Additional Services may be procured from MTA. Charges will be determined and be payable in accordance with Schedule 1.

6.10    If your user account information changes, you must as soon as possible provide updated details to MTA via your user account or by contacting the MTA service desk.

6.11    If MTA is not able to charge your user account as described above, Your Annual Subscription will be terminated as of the end of Your current subscription term.

7. MTA Services

7.1     MTA operates the RIW System on behalf of the ARA. Payment of your Annual Subscription fee entitles you to receive the following services from MTA:  

(a)        processing and verifying individual competency certificates;

(b)        processing, producing and distributing initial RIW Cards. For the avoidance of doubt, RIW Card renewals are to be paid for using the pricing in Schedule 1- Part A;

(c)        facilitating access to RIW System user training packages;

(d)        offering online service desk support;

(e)        providing system reporting; and

(f)         ongoing access to the RIW System.

7.2     You acknowledge that MTA does not generate the data, information and records contained within the RIW System.

7.3     MTA reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue all or any portion of the Site or any of the MTA Services, in its sole discretion, with 30 days’ prior notice. MTA may also impose limits on certain features or restrict Your access to parts of or the entire Site or the MTA Services in its sole discretion and without notice or liability.

7.4     MTA may change the fees payable by You for the MTA Services where agreed in consultation with the NRIWGC. You will be notified, in writing, at least 30 days before any increase in fees beyond the then current pricing. This Agreement (including the changed pricing) will remain in effect unless You deliver written notice of termination to Us within 30 days following such notice.

8. Additional Services

8.1     MTA offers a range of additional services that You may procure to support your organisation’s use of the RIW System. Additional Services available are set out in Schedule 1 – Part B.

8.2     MTA may engage subcontractors to provide the MTA Services and operate the Site and the RIW System (“Third Party Services”). To the extent permitted by law, MTA assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever for Third Party Services provided to You.

9. User Licence

9.1     In consideration for the fees you pay Us, You are granted a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the RIW System (User Licence). Your User License extends to use of the RIW System by Employees authorised by You to access or use your User Licence. You are responsible for the use, or misuse of your login credentials by any party, whether or not that user is authorized by You to use your login details. You may not use login credentials to access the RIW System from outside Australia.

9.2     Your login credentials may be restricted from accessing certain materials otherwise available on the RIW System.

9.3     Your User Licence is subject to your compliance with this Agreement and does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Such unauthorized use is a direct violation of this Agreement and may also violate applicable laws including copyright, trademark, privacy and data protection laws.

9.4     Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as conferring any license, right or ownership of intellectual property rights, in the Site, the RIW System or the MTA Services, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Your User Licence is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.

9.5     Your User License is subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions. You may not:

(a)       copy, print (except for Your own archival purposes in connection with your authorized use of the MTA Services), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means, all or any portion of the Site or any Content retrieved from it;

(b)       use the Site or any Content obtained from it to develop, or as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism;

(c)       intentionally or recklessly upload to the RIW System that is knowingly, inaccurate, incomplete, false or misleading;

(d)       use any Content from the Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of MTA or any third parties;

(e)       remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site architecture;

(f)       use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site;

(g)        use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting unsolicited Content; or

(h)       use the Site in a manner that violates any applicable law, rule or regulation including without limitation, those regulating privacy, data protection or spam email,

10. Content

10.1    You understand that all information, data, records, text, software, graphics, messages, tags, or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. MTA does not control or create the Content posted on the Site, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, completeness, sufficiency or quality of such Content.

10.2    Under no circumstances will MTA be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred because of the use of any Content posted, accessed, downloaded, used, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Site or through the MTA Services.

10.3    You acknowledge that MTA may or may not pre-screen Content, but that MTA and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available through the RIW System. Without limiting the foregoing, MTA and its designees shall have the right (at MTA’s sole discretion) to remove any Content that violates the terms of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.

10.4    You agree that You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, integrity, completeness, sufficiency or quality of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that You may not rely on any Content created by MTA or submitted to MTA

10.5    You acknowledge, consent and agree that MTA may access, preserve and disclose Your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

(a)        comply with legal process;

(b)        enforce this Agreement;

(c)        respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties;

(d)        respond to Your requests for customer service;

(e)        protect the rights, property or personal safety of MTA, its users and the public; or

(f)         investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action We deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclose any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities.

10.6    User Content includes all Content that You may upload or submit to MTA in connection with Your use of the RIW System. You are entirely responsible for all User Content that You upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site or the MTA Services. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of submitting such User Content.

10.7    You acknowledge that at this expiry of the term of the Head Contract, MTA will be obliged to migrate Content or data stored in connection with the RIW System, to the ARA’s nominated successor operator of the RIW Program. You agree to allow MTA to transmit or migrate any Content uploaded by You to the RIW System to the ARA and/or its nominees and to permit access to and use of the that information by the ARA.

10.8    You grant to MTA, a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, modify, copy, reproduce, transmit, sub-license, index, model, aggregate, publish, display and distribute Your User Content to provide MTA Services to You and all other RIW Participants.

10.9    Where you are posting personal information concerning a Rail Industry Worker, you confirm that you have obtained the worker’s consent to do so and have provided the worker with a copy of MTA’s privacy policy.  You must ensure that any information that you post concerning a Rail Industry Worker is, to the best of your knowledge, true, correct, complete and not misleading in any respect.  You will be solely responsible for the information you post or that is posted by your employees or authorised representatives.

11. Proprietary Rights

11.1    MTA (and its licensors) shall own all right, title and interest, including all related intellectual property rights, in and to the MTA Services, the RIW System and all of the underlying technology, software, analytics, and concepts, and Content provided on the Site (but excluding Your User Content), any models, methods, algorithms, discoveries, inventions, modifications, customizations, enhancements, extensions, derivatives, materials, ideas and other work product that is conceived, originated or prepared in connection with the MTA Services or related to this Agreement.

12. Your Representations and Warranties

12.1    You represent, warrant, and covenant that:

(a)       You are entering this Agreement in Your professional capacity for trade, business, or professional purposes only and not for your personal, family, or household purposes;

(b)       the payment account information You have provided to Us is for an account established and used solely for business or commercial purposes, and is not used for personal, family, or household purposes;

(c)       You have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement and to comply with its terms;

(d)       You will use the RIW System for lawful purposes only and in accordance with this Agreement and all applicable laws, regulations and policies; and

(e)       You have taken reasonable steps to confirm that the User Content that You provide is truthful and accurate and You have the right to provide such information.

12.2   You agree not to:

(a)       upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is false, misleading, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

(b)       use the MTA Services or Site to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;

(c)       remove any proprietary notices from the Site or the MTA Services;

(d)       use MTA Services or the Site for fraudulent or unlawful purposes;

(e)       attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or hack the Site or the MTA Services, or to defeat or overcome any encryption technology or security measures implemented by MTA with respect to the Site or the MTA Services, or any of the MTA Services and/or data transmitted, processed or stored by MTA;

(f)       change Your User Account information to include any credit card or bank account that is established by You primarily for personal, family, or household purposes;

(g)       upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that You do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

(h)       upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

(i)       upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;

(j)       upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

(k)       interfere with or disrupt the Site, the MTA Services, or servers or networks connected to or operated with the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to or operated with the Site;

(l)       use the Site or the MTA Services to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law, rule regulation;

(m)       use the Site or the MTA Services to “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or

(n)       use the Site or the MTA Services to collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth above.

13. Your Confidentiality Obligations

13.1   Your obligations under this Agreement apply in addition to your obligations arising under the Rail Industry Worker Privacy Protocol. 

13.2   In this clause 13, Confidential Information means any and all information to which You are given access or receive regarding:

(a)        Any Rail Industry Worker;

(b)        any another RIW Participant; and

(c)        this Agreement, including without limitation, the services provided by MTA and the fees payable by You. 

13.3   You shall not use or disclose any of Our Confidential Information for any purpose other than for Your legitimate internal business purposes as necessary to realise the benefits of the MTA Services offered by Us to You.

13.4   You acknowledge that in using the RIW System, you will have access to personal data relating to Rail Industry Workers. You agree that any personal data that you obtain through the MTA Services or use of the RIW System will be treated with strict confidence and that you will use the same degree of care that You use to protect Your own Confidential Information.

13.5   You will limit access to Our Confidential Information to those employees and personnel who need that access for purposes consistent with realizing the benefits of the MTA Services and using the RIW Program as offered by Us to You.

14. Indemnification for Third Party Claims

14.1   You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MTA and Our officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, actions, judgments, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable legal fees and the cost of enforcing any right to indemnification hereunder and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers (“Loss”) arising out of or resulting from any third party claim, suit, action or proceeding in connection with Your use of the MTA Services, the Site or the RIW System, including, but not limited to, any third party claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of:

(a)       Your use of the RIW System, or any Content obtained from the RIW System which relates to such third party or a Rail Industry Worker or a RIW Participant; or

(b)       such third party accessing the Content provided by You in connection with Your use of the RIW System.

15. Limitation of Liability

15.1   To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event will MTA be liable to You for any loss of use, revenue or profit, indirect or consequential loss, any  exemplary, special or punitive damages whether arising out of breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, regardless of whether such damage was foreseeable and whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  

15.2   To the maximum extent permitted by law, MTA’s aggregate liability arising from or in relation to this Agreement shall not exceed the Annual Subscription fee paid by or due from You in the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the event giving rise to such liability.

15.3   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, MTA shall not be deemed to be in default of any provision of this Agreement, or be liable to You or to any third party for any delay, error, failure in performance or interruption of performance due to any act of God, war, insurrection, acts of terrorism, riot, boycott, strikes, interruption of power service, interruption of internet or communications service, labor or civil disturbance, acts of any other person not under the control of MTA or other similar causes.

16. No Warranties

16.1   You acknowledge and agree that MTA makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, We specifically disclaim all implied warranties, and guarantees or representations imposed by law, including those relating to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose non-infringement, accuracy, correctness, completeness or correspondence with description and any warranty, guarantee or representation arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.

16.2   All services provided by MTA hereunder are performed and provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, exclusive of any warranty whatsoever.

16.3   MTA is not responsible for and hereby disclaims any responsibility or liability regarding the accuracy, integrity, completeness, sufficiency or quality of the Content obtained from the Site.

17. Dispute Resolution

17.1   If a dispute arises out of or relates to this Agreement, neither You or Us may commence any proceedings relating to the dispute unless the following has first occurred:

(a)       A party claiming that a dispute (the Dispute) has arisen out of or in relation to this Agreement must give notice (the Dispute Notice) to the other party to this Agreement specifying the nature and details of the Dispute.

(b)       On receipt of the Dispute Notice, the parties must endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute expeditiously and, if necessary, involve the senior executives of the parties directly in the negotiations. Each party to bear its own costs that it incurs in complying with this clause 17.

(c)       If the parties do not resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Dispute Notice (or such other period as agree to in writing by them) then the parties must refer the Dispute for mediation by the Australian Disputes Centre Ltd (ADC) for resolution in accordance with the Mediation Rules of the ADC.

(d)       If the Dispute is not resolved under clause 17.1(c) within 30 days of submitting the Dispute to mediation, then:

i)       either party may initiate proceedings in a Court; or

ii)       if agreed by the parties, the Dispute can be submitted to arbitration in which case the Arbitration Rules of the ADC will apply.

18. Notices

18.1   All notices issued by You in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by registered post to:

Metro Trains Australia Pty Ltd

Attention:  Company Secretary

Level 16, 700 Collins Street


18.2   Your notice addresses for such purposes shall be those addresses You provide to Us in Your profile.

19. Miscellaneous

19.1   MTA and You agree that this Agreement shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Victoria. MTA and You agree to submit exclusively to the jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.

19.2   MTA and You are independent contractors to each other. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between us. You may not assign or delegate Your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of MTA.

19.3   MTA may assign its rights under this Agreement including without limitation, in connection with the sale of MTA, whether by merger, asset sale, stock sale or otherwise.

19.4   MTA may perform the MTA Services through third party contractors.

19.5   Any provisions of this Agreement which are intended by their nature to survive termination or expiration shall so survive, including without limitation, Your obligations to indemnify Us, the limitations on MTA’s liability, the confidentiality obligations herein and the governing law and venue provisions shall survive termination of Your subscription.

19.6   Headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and will not be used to construe or interpret any provision hereof.

19.7   This Agreement is the entire agreement between You and Us regarding Your use of MTA Services and the Site and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter.

19.8   Any provision of this Agreement that is held to be wholly or partially invalid, illegal or unenforceable will be deleted from this Agreement to the extent that it is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

19.9   This Agreement will not be more strongly construed against either party, regardless of who is more responsible for its preparation.

20. Supplemental Terms

20.1   The terms of this Agreement are applicable for all users of the Site and MTA Services. Below are links to supplemental terms, which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. You agree to be bound by the terms of the RIW Privacy Protocol.


Schedule 1 – Pricing Table

Part A- Annual Subscription fee payable by RIW Participant (organisations)

Tier RIW Participant Annual Fee
1 Organisations with 250+ RIW Cardholders and Fee Paying Rail Transport Operators $25,000 + GST
2 Organisations with 80-249 RIW Cardholders $6,550 + GST
3 Organisations with 30-79 RIW Cardholders $3,650 + GST
4 Organisations with 10-29 RIW Cardholders $1,625 + GST
5 Organisations with 4-9 RIW Cardholders $1,000 + GST
6 Organisations with 0-3 RIW Cardholders $0


A1.         RIW Participants in Tiers 2 to 5 above, are required to pay the Annual Subscription fee at the time of first registering their user account.

A2.         RIW Participants in Tier 1 may, at their election, agree to pay Annual Subscription fees on account.

A3.         New RIW Participants that request access to the Site will pay an Annual Subscription fee to be prorated for the period commencing from the date the new RIW Participant registers to access the Site, up the subsequent 27th June.

A4.         All RIW Participants who are not a Fee Paying Rail Transport Operator will pay the Annual Subscription fee that accords with the number of associated RIW Card holders. Card holder numbers will be assessed as at 31 March each year.

A5.         Where a Consortium is entered into by parties, the Consortium pays an Annual Subscription fee as a new RIW Participant organisation regardless of whether the parties to the Consortium are existing registered RIW Participant organisations.

A6.         Where a Joint Venture is entered into by parties and all parties to the Joint Venture are registered RIW Participant organisations, the Joint Venture is exempt from paying additional fees.

A7.         Where a joint venture seeking to use the Site comprises one or more organisations that have not already paid for an Annual Subscription and is not a registered system user, that joint venture party is required to pay for an Annual Subscription, with the fee payable being determined by the number of proposed RIW Cardholders of that joint venture party that it estimates will be engaged in the first subscription year. A joint venture party that is already a registered user of the RIW System with a paid up Annual Subscription will not be required to procure an additional Annual Subscription.

Part B – Additional Services

Service Description Unit Total Price Payment Terms
On-site, face to face System Training for users, site champions, IT support Per Day $1,250+gst         On account (30 day terms)
Bespoke database & software Configuration Per Day Charged at developer rates On account (30 day terms)
Hardware Installation Per Day Per agreed quote On account (30 day terms)
System Administration on any RIW Participants  Worksite Per Hour $130+gst On account (30 day terms)
Senior Developer Per Hour $200+gst On account (30 day terms)
Developer Per Hour $175+gst On account (30 day terms)
Data access and extraction Per Hour $130+gst On account (30 day terms)
Card issuance (including 100 Point ID Check and Photo).   *     no charge for replacement cards for Rail Industry Workers  transitioning from Pegasus system Per Card $100+gst for new RIW Cards*   At time of transaction
Card issuance (excluding 100 Point ID Check and Photo)   *     no charge for replacement cards for Rail Industry Workers  transitioning from Pegasus system Per Card $85+GST for new RIW Cards* At time of transaction
Card Renewal Annual (after first year) $30+gst At time of transaction
Replacement of lost or damaged Card Per Card $85+gst At time of transaction
Replacement of lost or damaged Card Per Card $85+gst At time of transaction
Card reissuance (10 Year)Includes 100 Point ID check and photograph Per Card $100+gst At time of transaction
Card reissuance (5 Year)Excludes 100 Point ID Check and photograph Per Card $85+gst At time of transaction
Expedited re-issue of RIW Card *     Additional to the $100 charge for replacement RIW Card Per Card $55+gst *   At time of transaction
Expedited verification of competency For up to 20 pieces of evidence per transaction $55+gst At time of transaction
Development of eLearning packages which are SCORM compliant: The Provider is able to develop eLearning packages in accordance with a competency management system that supports SCORM 1.2 or 2004 (all editions) and which are based on the requirements of ARA Members.  These packages can include online inductions, information awareness sessions, safety briefings and a variety of other courses, and can align to the corporate branding requirements of the ARA Members’ organisation. OR: Upload existing course Per Course                       per course $15k to $35k+gst                       $500+gst   By Agreement
Training/Course Material Updates
Changes to material are based on an hourly rate. A quote will be provided prior to changes being made or approved.
Per Hour $160+gst On account (30 day terms)
Registration into Online Inductions includes: Registration into online learning modules relevant to role. Completion of online learning module by contractor including assessment. Update of competency in database relevant to training event. Per Person per induction $10+gst On account (30 day terms)


B1.     Travel costs incurred in connection with the provision of Additional Services will be charged at cost.

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