TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 (TFPC)


TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 (TFPC)

The below table shows the upcoming dates for the TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 (TFPC).

Course Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost

Training Ahead is an approved supplier of ARTC and offers the ARTC approved training of the ARTC TA20 Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1.

This course is intended for people who want a career in rail performing Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 tasks on the ARTC Victorian Network

Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1 responsibilities on the ARTC managed Victorian Rail Network between Albury and the Adelaide end of Dimboola Loop, between Maroona and Portland and in Phoenix Train Order Working territory between Benalla and Oaklands.

At the end of this training program, you 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)


There are two methods of delivery for the course:

Option 1:

Public Courses: 2 Day Course

This will involve 2 days of classroom learning with Training Ahead Australia


Option 2:

For approved companies, the following delivery method may be chosen

  • 1 days classroom based training then;
  • 2 days on site practical training

Once the 2 days of initial training is completed a logbook will be issued and will be required to be completed.


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Duration:2 days + Logbook
Cost (pp):Contact the office
Rail Networks:Approved only on ARTC
Location:Newport Rail Academy, TAA Office and On Site
Entry Requirements:

Training.gov as has no pre-requisites listed however ARTC Network have the following requirements.

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

  • Rail Industry Workers Card
  • Category 1 Rail Medical
  • TLIF2080 – Safely Access the Rail Corridor
  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • TLIF2081 – Perform Lookout Duties
  • TLIF2082 – Perform Handsignaller Duties
  • TLIW2001 – Operate Under Track Protection Rules
  • TLIF2097 – Use Audible Track Warning Devices


ARTC also requires applicants to be over the age of 18.

Units of Competency:

TLIF3083 – Conduct Track Protection Assesssment

Assessment Type:Theory assessment, practical assessment, logbook
Course Expires After:National units do not expire
Delivery Method:Classroom based learning (face to face)
What to Bring and Wear:

Please bring on day 1

  • Rail Industry Workers Card
  • Photo ID – Preferably Drivers Licence or Passport

Please wear full PPE each day of training including:

  • Work Boots,
  • Long pants,
  • Long Sleeve High Visibility Shirt or High Visibility Vest
  • Eye Protection – safety glasses
  • A Hard Hat
  • Safety Gloves
  • If you are unable to bring the above, please contact the TAA office to arrange to hire some in advance.

Examples of the PPE are below:



Further study pathways and qualifications available after gaining this qualification include:

  • ARTC TA20 Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (TFPC 2)
  • ARTC TA20 Track Vehicle Operator (TVO).
  • ARTC TA20 Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 3 (TFPC 3)
  • ARTC TA20 Safeworking Level 1

Note: Career pathways into these qualifications would be dependent on ARTC operational requirements.


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


Training Ahead Australia - Rail Training (RTO 45462)