TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1

TFPC Level 1
TFPC Level 1 is the entry point into managing track force protection on the ARTC managed rail network in Victoria. TFPC Level 1 are responsible for assessing the risks associated when walking or working on the rail network and for putting control measures in place to mitigate identified risks. For this reason, TFPC Level 1 are responsible for: • compiling the required documentation for the implementation of worksite protection, and • for the implementing, managing and fulfilling Lookout Working.

To succeed in this role, participants will need to have an understanding of rail safety legislation, be able to work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Participants will also need to be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, as work on the rail corridor can often be demanding and challenging.

This qualification is intended for people who want a career in transport and logistics as a Track Force Protection Coordinator for ARTC on the Victorian rail network.

Career opportunities after completing a qualification as a Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1

  • Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2
  • Track Vehicle Operator (TVO)
  • Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 3
  • Safeworking Level 1

Certificates

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If successful, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the following competency units:

  • TLIF0023: Conduct track protection assessment

Successful completion of the ARTC Track Force Protection Level 1 assessment of competency allows the participant to conduct track protection assessments and to implement, manage and fulfil Lookout Working applicable to their area of operations.

Topics

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On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • define the role of the Track Force protection Coordinator Level 1
  • follow the correct procedure to correctly plan work in the rail corridor
  • describe the function of Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 documentation
  • define the function of the Network Information Books (NIBs)
  • follow the correct procedure to implement, manage and fulfil Lookout Working
  • correctly identify the rear of a passing train’ light engine(s) or track vehicles(s)

Entry Requirements

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Participants completing this course must hold the TA20 ARTC Track Protection Lookout and Track Protection Hand signaller Roles which incorporates the following AQF competency units:

  • TLIF0020 Safely Access the Rail Corridor    OR
  • TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor (superseded as at 28/01/2021 – Credit Transfer to TLIF0020 Required )
  • CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry  OR
  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (superseded as at 07/04/2022 – Credit transfer to CPCWHS1001 required)
  • TLIF0027 Perform lookout duties
  • TLIF2082 Perform hand signaller duties
  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
  • TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules

Participants will also require a

  • Compliant Certificate of Fitness (Category 1 Rail Medical) and
  • Must be 18 years of age or above a the time of this course

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N)

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Participants undergo an assessment prior to commencement of training which assists us to identify any learning support which may be required. This course requires participants to have language, literacy and numeracy skill levels to be able to:

  • Read and understand work safety signs and symbols
  • Read and understand workplace policies, procedures and information
  • Understand basic spoken English
  • Communicate basic safety-related information

Assessment

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  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Performance Assessment
  • On-the-job workbook – where the participant continues to practice the tasks under guided supervision of a qualified person, recording hours/experience in a logbook

Delivery Method

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This course is facilitated face to face

CERT offers various options for delivery.  Your local CERT Branch can provide the options available.  CERT may also offer delivery at workplace sites where adequate facilities for training and assessment are available.

Recertification

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Recertification is required every two (2) years from the date of assessment.

Recertification takes four (4) hours.  Contact CERT Victoria to schedule your recertification appointment.

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Medical Requirement

Category 1 Rail Medical (CAT 1)

This is the highest level of rail medical available and is for rail workers or contractors undertaking a safety critical role requiring a high level of attentiveness to their tasks and where sudden incapacity may result in a serious incident affecting the public or the rail network.

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