TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (TFPC)


TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (TFPC)

The below table shows the upcoming dates for the TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (TFPC).

Please click the link to our calendar see a full list of dates


Training Ahead is an approved supplier of ARTC and offers the ARTC approved training of the ARTC TA20 Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2.

This course is intended for people are seeking a career in the rail industry performing Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 tasks in accordance with the ARTC Code of Practice for Victorian Main Line area.

This course is recognised on the following Victorian railway networks:

  • ARTC

On completion of this course, it will make up the Rail Industry Worker Card Job Role – ARTC – Track Force Protection Coordinator – L 2


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Duration: 4 days + logbook
Cost (pp): $1,250
Location: Newport Rail Academy, TAA Office and On Site
Delivery Method: Classroom based learning (face to face)
Assessment Type: Theory Assessment, Practical Assessment and Infield Logbook
Units of Competency:

Statement of Attainment
TLIW2037 Clip and Secure Points (Release 2)
TLIL3082 Implement absolute signal blocking (Release 2)
TLIL0010 Implement Track occupancy authority (Release 1)
TLIL3083 Implement a track work authority and manage rail traffic through worksites (Release 2)
TLIL4069 Plan & Coordinate Protection for multiple worksites within limits of a work on track authority (Release 3)
TLIC0025 Pilot Rail Traffic within work on track authority limits (Release 1)

Certificate of Achievement
ARTC TA20 Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2

Entry Requirements:

TAA Admission Requirements

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

  • Students must provide:
    • Category 1 Rail Medical
    • A statement of attainment for CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry or equivalent which can include White Card, Red Card or other state equivalent
    • A statement of attainment for TLIF0027 Perform lookout duties (or equivalent)
    • A statement of attainment for TLIF2082 Perform handsignaller duties
    • A statement of attainment for TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules (or equivalent)
    • A statement of attainment for TLIF0023 Conduct track protection assessment (or equivalent)
    • A statement of attainment for TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
    • A certificate of achievement for Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 1
    • A statement of attainment for TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor (or equivalent)
  • Students are required to organise with an employer to complete the infield logbook hours with. TAA does not organise work placement.

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

Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites as per training.gov

Course Entry Requirements: No entry requirements as per training.gov

When does the course expire: National units do not expire, ARTC 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)

Additional Information


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

  • Track Vehicle Operator (TVO)
  • Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 3
  • 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 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 ARTC Certificate of Achievement expire every 2 years. Recertifications can be completed through Training Ahead Australia.

ID to Bring

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

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Passport
Work Placement

Students will be required to complete an infield logbook undertaking the role of a TFPC Level 1 under guided supervision of a competent and qualified mentor on at least three separate occasions.

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: http://usi.gov.au. To get a USI, go to: http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx


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

Upcoming courses

TA20 ARTC Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (TFPC)
Start End Date Cost    
09/09/2024 13/09/2024 $1,250.00