as a contractor

The Registration Process

The McConnell Dowell Contractor Management System process is being introduced in two stages  – worker registration and business registration in coming months. As part of worker registration, you will select the roles a worker performs for McConnell Dowell in the Rail Industry Worker system, and will be required to book a site induction in the RIW system, and additional inductions in other operator systems as required (V/Line, ARTC, MTM).

McConnell Dowell will be rolling out the Contractor Management System across their projects. Currently, workers on the projects listed below must register in the system to reach compliance.

  • Western Program Alliance

User guides with screenshots can be found on the Help and Resources page.

Let’s get started!

Stage 1 > Worker registration and induction booking in the Rail Industry Worker System (click to expand) +

All Western Program Alliance workers are required to hold a Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card with the relevant role/s to access the project. They must also complete a site induction, booked in the RIW system or other operator systems as required and outlined below.

Rail Industry Worker is a national competency management system for rail workers. Please visit the Rail Industry Worker process page to learn how you can apply for RIW cards for your employees. The process is outlined below for RIW card applicants.

If your employee is an existing RIW cardholder, please login to the system and ensure they hold the correct roles and complete required inductions to work for the Western Program Alliance.

Step 1 > Company registration

Go to the Rail Industry Worker system. If your company isn’t already in the system, enter your ABN and details to register for an account. Once approved, you’ll be emailed login details to the system.

Step 2 > Enter employees/contractors

With your login, you can now enter and edit your employees – this includes personal contact details, address, phone and email.

Step 3 > Select roles

Next, you will select the roles your employee will complete for McConnell Dowell for the Western Program Alliance.

All Western Program Alliance workers are required to hold these roles as a minimum:

– KCR Inducted and/or ABR Inducted (KCR for Kororoit Creek Rd or ABR for Abbotts Rd)

– V/Line – Operator

– ARTC – Operator

– MTM – Operator, and

– Around the Track Personnel – National

Information about completing the V/Line, ARTC, and MTM Operator Inductions, and about the KCR/ABR Inducted roles, can be found on the Help and Resources page under Inductions and Medical InformationAround the Track Personnel – National is selected in the RIW system.

You must also select your worker’s WPA and RIW operational roles. For example, if your worker is a dogman, you will need to select the Dogman – National role as well as the WPA– Dogman role.

Please note: if your workers are not fully compliant in all of the above roles, they will not be permitted on site.

Step 4 > Upload competencies and book training

You will now be prompted to upload documents to support the qualifications and competency for your employee to complete the roles selected in Step 3. You must select a preferred date for them to attend the Site Familiarisation.

Step 5 > Order and pay for card

Order and pay for the Rail Industry Worker cards for your employees. Cards cost $100 + GST and are valid for 10 years, with a $30 + GST annual renewal and maintenance fee.

Step 6 > Complete 100 point ID check

Upon payment, you’ll be emailed an ID check form for each employee. They must take this form and 100 points of identification to Australia Post. There, a photo will be taken for their Rail Industry Worker card.

Step 7 > Pegasus validates competency and adds competencies to contractor

Once the 100 point ID check has been approved by Australia Post, Pegasus will validate the documents you uploaded during registration. The relevant competency will be assigned to your employee once their inductions have been successfully completed, and registration approved.

Step 8 > Cards printed and sent

Cards will be printed and sent via Australia Post.