Protection Officer (PO) Level 3

Course Code

Protection Officer (PO) Level 3

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 PO3 course is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect worksites for ARTC and TfNSW networks.

Protection Officer Level 3 includes, but not limited to:

  • Undertake duties as prescribed for a PO 2
  • Undertake duties prescribed for a Handsignaller Level 2
  • Implement a Track Work Authority (TWA)
  • Obtain an X, Y or Z key
  • Act as the designated Protection Officer to coordinate the passage of rail traffic through multiple worksites

PO3 - $400 per person

Final Assessment is $400 for ARTC.

TfNSW conduct their own final assessment price on

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

Duration PO 3 : 2 consecutive days theory
On Job Workbook: Up to 6 months to complete
Final assessment: 1 Day
Time 7:30am to 4:00pm. (Approximately)
When Please contact our office for next course dates and availability 02 9708 5980 or email:
  • Must be a qualified Protection Officer Level 2
  • Cat 1 Medical
  • Provide 100 points of identification on the day
  • Current RIW card
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

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

Participants will be required to pass theory and practical assessments to achieve competency.

After passing the theory assessments, you will be issued with an ‘On Job Workbook’ which covers the practical requirements of PO3 duties and provides evidence of your training.
This work book needs to be completed by you and signed off by a competent PO 4 and above.

You have 6 months to complete the ‘On Job Workbook’ (see below).

When complete, a final assessment needs to be undertaken (by TfNSW assessor or SCCRT assessor for ARTC) to determine competence.

On Job Workbook Training Placement

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) Network

To assist you with completing the on-job workbook component, there is several specialised companies who are members of a safeworking panel, pre-approved by Transport for NSW to supply safeworking resources for projects undertaken on their Network. Pre-approval from one of these companies must be obtained prior to course commencement. Please contact our office for further information on these companies.

ARTC/CRN Network

To carry out PO duties on these Networks only, your on-job workbook training provider must be a company with qualified PO’s who can assist and mentor your practical training. Pre-approval from one of these companies must be obtained prior to course commencement. Please contact our office for further information on these companies.


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

  • TLIL3083 Implement a track work authority and manage rail traffic through worksites
Recertification This course requires recertification every two years.
A one-on-one assessment will take place to assess your retained knowledge.
Enrolment Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email
or click on the online Enrolment links below:
Individual Enrolment
Company Enrolment.