SCCRT | Protection Officer (PO) Level 1

Protection Officer (PO) Level 1

Please note: On successful completion of this course “On the job work experience” may be provided with Multi Civil & Rail: see below for details


Course Code

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Protection Officer (PO) Level 1

Course Description

Provided for Transport for NSW and ARTC Networks

  • Nationally accredited training with a Statement of Attainment issued from TLI32715 Certificate III in Track Protection from the Transport and Logistics training package.

The Protection Officer courses are competency based beginning with  Protection Officer Level  1, progressing to Protection Officer Level  4, should you choose to do so.

The PO1 course is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect worksites for ARTC and TfNSW networks.

Protection Officer Level 1 includes but not limited to:

  • Assessing Risk
  • Identifying and sourcing information from the Network Rules and Procedures
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate protection
  • Implementing lookout working
  • Implementing controlled signal blocking (CSB)
  • Performing lookout duties
  • Compiling all required documentation

Duties and role responsibilities of a Protection Officer

A Protection Officer (PO) is a person who is qualified to implement varying levels of safeworking worksite protection for activities being undertaken in the rail corridor by rail industry workers on TfNSW, ARTC and John Holland (CRN) Networks.

A PO’s role entails levels of responsibility and accountability. Safeworking categorises the roles and responsibilities of rail safety workers that are competent to undertake the safe management of rail traffic on worksites, ensuring the safe separation is maintained between workers and machinery, preventing workers from being struck by rail traffic whilst undertaking their duties. To achieve this, a PO must be able to;

  • Reference the Network Rules and Procedures to ensure correct worksite protection is implemented
  • Conduct safety assessments
  • Compile worksite protection plans and other work on track documentation
  • Confirm the identity and competence of workers
  • Deliver worksite protection pre-work briefing to workers
Cost

PO1 - $400 per person stand alone or

PO1 and 2 combined - $700 per person (package deal)

Final Assessment - $400 (PO 1 & 2) for ARTC.
Note: TfNSW conduct their own assessment with price on application.

Prices may vary due to the location and participants industry experience.

Duration PO 1 : 2 consecutive days: Theory
PO 2 : 2 additional days (Total 4 days: see PO2 course for details)
On Job Workbook: Up to 6 months to complete
Final assessment: 1 Day
Time 7:15am to 4:00pm. (Approximately)
When Please contact our office for next course dates and availability 02 9708 5980 or email: reception@scrt.com.au
Requirements
  • Must hold a current RIW card

  • Cat 1 Medical

  • Provide 100 points of identification on the day

  • Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate well in English

Age Requirements Persons over the age of 18 years old.
Dress Requirements Plain and casual dress, enclosed shoes. (no singlets or thongs)
Location Sydney
  • SCCRT Training Centre, Level 1, Unit 7/4 Brunker Road, Chullora 2190
Client's Premises
  • On request we can train on client's premises.

NB: Courses delivered at client's premises require minimum numbers or a group booking of 6-10 persons. Please contact us for further details: 9708 5980 or email reception@scrt.com.au.

Parking All day parking is available around the building complex.
Payment Payment can be made on the day by Eftpos.
Assessment

Participants will be required to pass theory and practical assessments to achieve competency.
The journey to becoming a qualified PO is undertaken in stages, often referred to as ‘blended delivery’ via the following methods:

Stage 1:

Classroom theory training (off-job assessment): Consists of in-class face to face training with a qualified trainer/assessor which gives insight and provides instruction on how to assess risk, source and interpret information, identify, prioritise and implement worksite protection, in accordance with the Network Rules and Procedures. You will be required to successfully complete written assessments prior to commencing Stage 2.

Stage 2:

On Job Workbook (OJWB). After passing the theory assessments, you will be issued with a OJWB which covers the practical requirements of each PO level and provides evidence of your knowledge and experience gained from exposure to ‘live’ operational situations. This component must be supervised by a qualified PO2 or higher. Often referred to as safeworking coaches/mentors or subject matter experts (SMEs), they provide instruction and demonstration relating to the activities/tasks outlined in the OJWB and ‘sign off’, attesting you have met the required criteria to attempt a Final Assessment, with a qualified Trainer/Assessor. If successful, you will be deemed competent.

Note: To work on TfNSW Network, your OJWB provider must be a company approved to supply safeworking (PO) resources to TfNSW and authorised to enrol you into the Final Assessment.

Stage 3:

Final Competency Assessment: This needs to be undertaken at the completion of the OJWB and is conducted by a qualified Trainer/Assessor.

For TfNSW: Enrolment to sit the Final Assessment can only be made by a company approved to supply safeworking (PO) resources.

For ARTC/CRN: If you only require ARTC/CRN certification, you can undertake your Final Assessment with a Southern Cross Civil & Rail Training (SCCRT) trainer/assessor.

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On Job Workbook Training

To assist you with completing the on-job workbook component there are a number specialised companies who are members of a panel, pre-approved by Transport for NSW to supply safeworking resources for projects undertaken on their network. Multi Civil and Rail are one such company that may provide you with an opportunity to undertake this component with them to prepare you for your final assessment.

Note: you will not be paid or charged by MCR for this training. However, you will gain valuable industry 'on job' learning and mentoring from experienced safeworking coaches/mentors and subject matter experts, which may lead to future employment with MCR.

For further information please contact MCR directly at www.mcrail.com.au.

Completion

On completion of the off job training and assessment, a Certificate of Completion will be issued confirming partial completion of the course.
Upon successful completion of the ‘On Job Workbook’ component and ‘One on One’ competency assessment you will receive a Statement of Attainment recognising completion of the following units:

  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties
  • TLIF3083 Conduct track protection assessment
  • TLIL3082 Implement absolute signal blocking(CSB)
  • TLIW2001 Operate under track protection rules
  • TLIW2037 Clip and secure points
  • TLIF2097 Use audible track warning devices
Recertification Due to the safety critical nature of the Protection Officer Roles you will need to undertake a recertification assessment every 2 years which confirms retained knowledge and currancy.
Enrolment Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email reception@scrt.com.au
or click on the online Enrolment links below:
Individual Enrolment
Company Enrolment.