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07-11-2022 (Blended Learning)

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Blended Learning/Online Course:

6 Modules | Over 6 Weeks | 3 Live Interactive Sessions
13 June – 22 July 2022
7 Nov – 16 Dec 2022

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and language of Safety Critical Software
  • Appreciate software risk in the context of railway design and safety management
  • Describe how software design and the software safety lifecycle interact and influence each other
  • Appreciate how current best practice in software safety standards and in particular latest EN50128 and EN50657
  • Understand the need for a risk-based system engineering lifecycle approach to enable built-in safety, value and performance
  • Understand how to review case studies to understand the potential for things to go wrong on the railway
  • Understand the complexity of railway accidents involving software failures.
  • The demonstration of SFAIRP and compliance in regard to software.
  • Identify and mitigate Security issues from Cyber Threats

About the Course

This blended training course provides software developers, engineers, testers, managers and others involved in safety-related projects with a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of safety critical software development and testing. This course is supported by a competency-based structure.

The opening module provides background to software lifecycle and the standards and their application in the railway drawing upon best practice. The next modules introduce a number of incidents where software failures resulted in incidents. The next modules go into depth regarding the content, aims and requirements for developing software for the railway in accordance with EN50128 for all SIL levels.

The course content is mapped to:

  • Industry standard competencies, skills and evidence requirements relevant to rail safety work
  • Industry regulations
  • National and international standards

Information is interspersed with practical exercises. There is a short multiple-choice examination at the end to assess the identified learning outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

Any member of staff – decision makers, project managers, line managers, engineers, designers and others – involved with changes to the railway need an understanding of the latest best practice. The course provides a structured and robust approach to developing and testing complex railway projects safely that is aligned with the LATEST CENELEC standard EN50128:2011 and EN50657:2xx for rolling stock.

Level: Fundamental Recommended Pre-requisites
Participants should have a general understanding of engineering and project management principles and practice.


Howard Parkinson

Chartered Engineer


Packages Price
Blended Learning 2022$2295+GST

Great Savings when you book 4 or more participants! Call us today on 02 9080 4395 or email to take advantage of this offer.

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Modular In-house Training

We offer the opportunity to run these programs privately in-house to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Modules can be released on dates that suit your working week
  • Interactive Live Trainer sessions can be scheduled on dates that suit your colleagues
  • We can brand our learning management platform to your company
  • Sensitive or specific information can be shared on the learning management platform for discussion
  • Receive detailed feedback reports & data to guide future development needs of colleagues
  • More cost-effective for 6+ attendees

Contact one of our Training Consultants at for more information.

Blended Learning

Benefits of Blended Learning Course

Informa Corporate Learning’s Blended Learning courses are new digital, interactive and engaging educational experience designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

Blended Learning is a perfect combination of self-paced modules coupled with live interactive elements strategically interspersed across each course. An excellent option for busy professionals dedicated to achieving excellent learning outcomes.


“Nice overview presented. Howard brought a lot of technical experience with him.”
Principal, Shaktl Corp P/L

“Very knowledgeable with significant and relevant experience. Approachable and gave excellent examples of practical application.”
Manager Rollingstock Engineering, Public Transport Services

Course Outline


  • Scope of EN50128 and EN50657
  • Software Safety Route Map- Relationship between generic system development and Application development
  • Definitions as applicable to SW safety



  • Case studies of accidents related to software failures.
    Learning from the mistakes of others:
  • Accident case study: Detailed case study caused by software errors and inadequate EDSM



  • Assigning SW Safety Integrity Level (SIL) using general process described in EN 50126
  • Competence and Responsibilities of personnel carrying out SW Safety activities.
  • Level of independence v/s SIL for SW Design / Implementation SW verification / validation.



  • SW Requirement Specification – Required properties
  • SW Architecture Techniques / Methods v/s SIL
  • SW design and Implementation – Techniques / Methods v/s SIL



  • Techniques used in building Safety critical SW (As given in Annex B of the standard)
  • Certification requirement of Tools used in SW development / Testing
  • SW verification / Testing Techniques /Methods Vs SIL



  • SW / HW Integration
  • SW Validation Techniques / Methods v/s SIL
  • SW Assessment – SW assessment Report
  • SW Quality Assurance
  • SW Maintenance
  • Systems Configured by Application Data
  • New Material – Security from Cyber Threats in software systems


Live Interactive Sessions:

13 June – 22 July 2022
24th June – 17:00 AEST (24th June – 7am GMT)
8th July – 17:00 AEST (8th July – 7am GMT)
22nd July – 17:00 AEST (22nd July – 7am GMT)

Live Interactive Sessions:

7 November – 16 December 2022
18th Nov – 18:00 AEDT (18th Nov – 7am GMT)
2nd Dec – 18:00 AEDT (2nd Dec – 7am GMT)
16th Dec – 18:00 AEDT (16th Dec – 7am GMT)

when & where

13 Jun - 22 Jul 2022

Blended Learning

07 Nov - 16 Dec 2022

Blended Learning

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Sushil Kunwar
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+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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