Metro Track Vehicle Operator (Full Course)


Metro Track Vehicle Operator (Full Course)

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The Metro Track Vehicle Operator (Full Course) is required to be undertaken by any individual required to operate a Road/Rail Vehicle or Track Machine within a ‘restricted’ environment, i.e. within a worksite protected by a method of safeworking.

This course is also recognised for the V/line Network on the Rail Industry Worker Card Roles.

If you require the V/Line Recertification course, please call the office on 1300 355 900 and we can book you in separately.

Please note: As part of the Metro TVO-1 training and assessment process you will need to operate a road/rail vehicle in a simulated workplace environment and as such, Training Ahead Australia has an admission requirement of all participants having to hold a valid drivers licence.

The Vehicle that TAA is currently using is a manual Toyota Land Cruiser Hi-rail vehicle. Should you currently hold a probationary licence with an automatic only (A condition), or, if you don’t have experience driving a manual vehicle please contact TAA’s booking team on 1300 355 900.

Additionally if you have any other concerns about operation of the road/rail vehicle please contact TAA’s booking team


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Duration: 2 Days
Cost (pp): $850
Location: Newport Rail Academy and Maribyrnong
Delivery Method: Classroom based learning (face to face)
Assessment Type: Theory and Practical Asssessment
Units of Competency:

Statement of Attainment:
TLIC3045 – Operate road/rail vehicle (Release 2)
TLIC2054 – Access rail track to run track vehicle within defined worksite (Release 1)

Certificate of Achievement:
Metro Track Vehicle Operator

Entry Requirements:

TAA Admission Requirements

Based on industry consultation and job role expectation as per the MTM Safeworking Matrix, TAA has the following admission requirements:

Students are required to provide:

  • Valid Drivers Licence
  • Category 1 Rail Medical
  • A statement of attainment for TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor (or equivalent)

All students are required to be 18 years of age or older

Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites as per

Course Entry Requirements: No entry requirements as per

When does the course expire: National units do not expire. The Metro Certificate of Achievement expires every 2 years
What to bring and wear:

What to bring and wear

The practical will be completed in a simulated rail corridor and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is a mandatory requirement:

  • Work boots – ankle supportive, steel capped and lace up
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve high visibility shirt or high visibility vest
  • Eye protection – safety glasses
  • Hard hat
  • Safety gloves

If PPE is not provided, it can be purchased from the Training Ahead office for $40 (This includes a hard hat, vest, gloves, safety glasses)

Supplying of a Vehicle:

Training Ahead own a plant guard approved Hi Rail Vehicle (Manual transmission) and it is included in training fees.

Additional Information

Supplying of Vehicle

Training Ahead own a plant guard approved Hi Rail Vehicle (Manual transmission) and it is included in training fees.

Employment Pathways

This course provides a pathway to work in the following rail industry job roles:

  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Work
  • Track Worker, Track Installer, Track Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Structures
  • Structures Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Surfacing
  • Plant Operator, Mobile Plant Operator, Way Gang Driver

This is nationally acreddited training delivery by Aakira Pty Ltd trading as Training Ahead Australia (RTO Code: 45462)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Students are required to have the ability to read and write English
  • The ASQF level of this training program has been assessed to be level 2.
    Students are required to have at least Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills. Please advise if you have any language, literacy, or numeracy needs; or difficulties reading, writing, or speaking English.
  • All individuals entering this training course are subject to a Language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment. If there is still any ambiguity of the candidates LLN level after the completion of the LLN assessment, the trainer will conduct a verbal interview to determine the candidates LLN level and take appropriate action, in accordance with TAA’s LLN procedures.
  • Where a candidate is determined to not meet the required LLN skills required they will not be enrolled in the training program.
When does this course expire

The units of competency do not expire however the Metro Certificate of Achievement expire every 2 years. All renewals can only be completed through Metro Training Academy. They cannot be re-booked through Training TAA.

ID to Bring

You are required to bring photo ID, ideally, one of the following two types:

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Passport
Work Placement

You will not be required to complete work placement for this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number

Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015, all students who undertake Nationally Recognised Training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI means all your training records and results will be in one place. See more at: To get a USI, go to:

Students will not be issued a Qualification Testamur or Statement of Attainment without a valid USI.

Upcoming courses

Metro Track Vehicle Operator (Full Course)
Start End Date Cost    
19/06/2024 20/06/2024 $850.00
03/07/2024 04/07/2024 $850.00
10/07/2024 11/07/2024 $850.00
14/08/2024 15/08/2024 $850.00
28/08/2024 29/08/2024 $850.00
11/09/2024 12/09/2024 $850.00
25/09/2024 26/09/2024 $850.00
09/10/2024 10/10/2024 $850.00
23/10/2024 24/10/2024 $850.00
06/11/2024 07/11/2024 $850.00
13/11/2024 14/11/2024 $850.00
27/11/2024 28/11/2024 $850.00
11/12/2024 12/12/2024 $850.00