Course Details

NSW ARTC Track Vehicle Operator


The Track Vehicle Operator training course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to fixed signals, follow safeworking rules and operating procedures required by track vehicle operators to operate track vehicles. This course covers the rules and procedures for working with fixed signals, work on track authorities and operating track vehicles using the normal method of safeworking in use.




Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)

  • TLIC2081 Pilot rail traffic within work on track authority limits
  • TLIC0083 Access rail track to travel track vehicle under a proceed authority
  • TLIC2054 Access rail track to run track vehicle within defined worksite
  • TLIC2078 Identify and respond to signals and trackside signs

ARTC Certificate of Achievement

  • ARTC Track Vehicle Operator
Note: The above are issued after ALL assessments have been completed (refer to assessment methods to view all assessments within this course)



The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Operate a track vehicle outside the limits of a protected worksite
  • Obtain a Track Occupancy Authority (TOA) for the purpose of travelling a track vehicle

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course. This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies and procedures
  • Communicate identified hazards and necessary instructions
Participants must also:

  • be a qualified Protection Office Level 1
  • hold current Category 1 rail medical
  • provide 100 points of identification on the day of the course
  • must hold :
    • TfNSW SX52 Accessing the Rail Corridor or
    • ARTC National Track Safety Awareness (NTSA)

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment (in class)
  • On job workbook - this needs to be signed off by an already qualified Protection Officer Level 1-4. You must be able to provide evidence from the person (must hold at least the minimum qualification of those being signed off) who has signed
  • Practical assessment - conducted one on one with a CERT assessor (at completion of on job workbook)

Delivery Method

  • Face to face workshop (four days) and then on the job training at participants workplace


The ARTC Certificate of Achievement is valid for two (2) years from date of issue. Once the two (2) years has passed, students will need to return to CERT and complete a recertification. 

Book directly into a course

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
NSW ARTC Track Vehicle Operator Theory Course 11 - 14 October 2021 08:30 am - 03:30 pm CERT NSW Chullora 8 $1,185.00
NSW ARTC Track Vehicle Operator Theory Course 6 - 9 December 2021 08:30 am - 03:30 pm CERT NSW Thornton Office 7 $1,185.00