Southern Program Alliance Project

The Southern Program Alliance Project

Follow the steps below to register your workers as contractors on the Southern Program Alliance Project.

We suggest you read through the steps before you get started, and allow yourself time to source and upload the information needed to work on this project. This process is completed in the Rail Safety Worker system. If you need help in the RSW system, please call the Pegasus team on 1300 309 566 or email

Let’s get started!

Rail Safety Worker Program registration

Rail Safety Worker (RSW) is the Pegasus competency management system for rail workers. Please visit the Rail Safety Worker site to learn how you can apply for RSW cards for your workers. The process is outlined below for card applicants.

If your worker is an existing cardholder, you may proceed to step 3.

Step 1 > Company registration

Click to go to the Rail Safety 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.

Step 2 > Enter employees/contractors

With your login, you can now enter and edit your workers in the Rail Safety Worker system – this includes personal contact details, address, phone and email.

Step 3 > Select roles

Next, you will select the roles your worker will complete on the Southern Program Alliance project.   Plant Equipment operators must hold the National Operator role for machinery they operate (i.e. Front End Load Operator – National). Without these roles, workers will be unable to operate machinery.

Step 4 > Upload competencies

You will now be prompted to upload documents to support the qualifications and competency for your worker to complete the roles selected in Step 3.

Step 5 > Order and pay for card

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

If your employee was an existing cardholder, you may proceed to step 7.

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 Safety Worker card.

Step 7 > Pegasus validates 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, and registration approved.

Step 8 > Cards printed and sent

Cards will be printed and sent via regular post.

It’s important that you keep your company and worker details up to date, and you’ll be emailed if any documents are expiring so you can update them in the RSW system. System user guides for help in the RSW system can be found on the Rail Safety Worker website.