1 November 2019

Amendments to the DPTI Operator Roles – Does this affect you?

As part of transitioning to the new RIW system, the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has simplified the ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’ and ‘DPTI Operator – Employee’ roles by merging  them into the one ‘DPTI Operator’ role.  Along with this change, DPTI completed a review of the migrated data from the Pegasus to MTA RIW system which unfortunately identified an error that was introduced by the Pegasus system to the role ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’.  This error introduced an additional competency that did not comply with DPTI’s Business Rules and allowed the contractor role to be valid in Pegasus with this evidence.

What does this mean about DPTI’s role merging to ‘DPTI Operator’ in the new MTA RIW system?

In combining the roles, DPTI has worked with MTA to assign the new ‘DPTI Operator’ role to those that held the role ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’ and move data across to this new simplified role. If you had evidence uploaded complying with DPTI’s Business Rules, no further action is required and the new ‘DPTI Operator’ role will be show on your RIW card and be valid.

What if my DPTI Operator role is showing as invalid?

If your ‘DPTI Operator’ role is appearing as invalid on your RIW card this means that either you have uploaded evidence that does not meet DPTI’s Business Rules or are missing required evidence.  For most people this will be that they have uploaded a superseded Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) training certificate that was introduced by system error when in Pegasus.  For some people it will be that there is missing or invalid evidence for the online learning Rail Commissioners Safety Induction.

What do you need to do?

If your new ‘DPTI Operator’ role is not valid you must upload the required documents to meet DPTI’s Business Rules.  The role requires:

  • Completion of the online learning Rail Commissioners Safety Induction (accessible through the RIW system or via DPTI’s network access page);
  • Statement of attainment for the accredited unit of competency ‘Safely Access the Rail Corridor’.

DPTI accepts a statement of attainment from any ASQA approved Registered Training Organisation and are aware of two providers offering this training in Adelaide being CERT and Accell.

When do I need to do this by?

31 January 2020.

If you are affected and your ‘DPTI Operator’ role shows as invalid you have until 31 January 2020 to upload the correct evidence onto your RIW card.  On 1 February 2020 the ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’ role will be deactivated and the requirements of the role ‘DPTI Operator’ must be met.  Failure to upload the correct evidence within the timeframe, will mean you will not be compliant to DPTI’s requirements and will not be permitted to work anywhere on the DPTI rail network. 

What will appear on my MTA RIW Card?

From November 2019 to 31 January 2020 two roles will appear on your RIW card being the new ‘DPTI – Operator’ role and old ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’ role.  You should check the validity of these roles (via your RIW administrator), and if invalid upload the missing evidence by 31 January 2020.

Note, the ‘DPTI Operator – Contractor’ will be accepted until 31 January 2020.

If you are planning to continue to work on DPTI’s rail network beyond 31 January 2020 please ensure you update evidence and understand the role requirements to work on DPTI’s rail network. 

Should you have questions or require further clarification please contact DPTI.RIWCard@sa.gov.au.

Author: Nicole Gilbert

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