V/Line Track Vehicle Operator (TVO) – V/Line Only Component Recertification


V/Line Track Vehicle Operator (TVO) – V/Line Only Component Recertification

The V/Line Track Vehicle Operator/Recertification 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 only recognised on the V/line Network, it is not recognised on the Metro Network.

We supply the TVO Vehicle for you

We understand how hard it is to provide a Hi Rail Vehicle for training which is why Training Ahead purchased a Plantguard Approved Hi Rail Landcruiser, which is included in your fee.

Duration: 1 day
Cost (pp): $500
Location: Maribyrnong and Newport Rail Skills Centre
Delivery Method: Classroom based learning (face to face)
Assessment Type: Theory and Practical
Units of Competency:

Certificate of Achievement

V/Line Track Vehicle Operator Recertification

Entry Requirements:

TAA Admission Requirements

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

  • Students are required to provide:
    • Valid Drivers Licence
    • Category 1 Rail Medical
    • A Statement of Attainment of TLIC3045 – Operate road/rail vehicle
    • A Statement of Attainment of TLIC2054 – Access rail track to run track vehicle within defined worksite
    • 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

When does the course expire: V/Line TVO 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


This is a Non-Acreddited Course delivered by Aakira Pty Ltd T/As Training Ahead Australia (RTO 45462)

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
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 V/Line Certificate of Achievement expire every 2 years. You can complete the recertification 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

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

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