Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.1 | Metro Trains

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Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.1

This course is to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills for Rail Safety Workers (RSWs) to fulfil the role of a Track Force Protection Coordinator (TFPC) 3.1 on the Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) Metropolitan Rail Network.

This course MUST be undertaken by Rail Safety Workers wanting to perform the duties of a TFPC 3.1 on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network.
This course is not suitable if participant has already attained the TFPC 3.1 competency from a non-approved MTM training provider and is not approved to work on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network.
The TFPC 3.1 (MTM Conversion Course) is required if the above applies.


Course details

Credential awarded on completion
Awarded by MTM PTY LTD RTO ID: 40535

TLIF0023 Conduct track protection assessment
TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules

Course objectives

This course will give participants the knowledge and skills to:

  • Undertake track assessment plan track protection required to perform work activity safely
  • Use hand signal commands to manage rail traffic
  • Access and interpret information about track protection requirements
  • Carry out assigned protection and/or work activities
  • Respond appropriately to abnormal situations.
Assessment methods
  • Knowledge
  • Practical
  • In-field (MUST be completed within ninety (90) days of course attendance)
Metro Academy prerequisites
  • Participant MUST be 18+ years of age
  • Participant MUST have completed the approved MTM Lookout course and held that competency for a minimum of six months.
  • Participant MUST have been issued the following unit/s of competency: TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor*, TLIF0027 Perform lookout duties*
  • Participant MUST have current employment with an organisation that is working with the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network and,
  • A pre-requisite declaration completed by the participant and their employer, declaring that they meet the pre-requisite requirements of the course and the associated evidence specified in the A1626 ‘Work on Track’ Safeworking Competency Management Procedure,
  • A current Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card / MTM Track Protection card.
  • The pre-requisite declaration must be submitted to a minimum five (5) days before scheduled class attendance to allow for verification to occur.
  • *(Units of competency considered equivalent on are also accepted)
Prerequisite verification
  • Approved photo ID MUST be sighted on day of attendance.
  • Metro Academy will verify prerequisites against Rail Industry Worker (RIW), Access & Resource Management System (ARMS), and Work on Track Applications (WOTA) databases prior to attending the training.
  • To prevent delay, participant’s ‘The Platform’ profile MUST contain current email address, contact number, RIW number and date of birth.
  • Verifications will be completed by Metro Academy normally within five (5) business days of receipt of information.*.
  • * Participant is unable to commence training until verifications have been completed.
Course completion

The MTM TFPC 3.1 competency is NOT issued at completion of the TFPC 3.1 training.
Participants will need to complete the TFPC 3.1 evidence shifts within ninety (90) days of completing the training.
Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course including the infield requirement will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the following nationally recognised unit/s of competency and a Certificate of Completion (CoC):

TLIF0023 Conduct track protection assessment
TLIW0007 Operate under track protection rules

SoA and CoC will be issued by Metro Academy via email, normally within ten (10) business days.

The CoC competency is accepted on the MTM Metropolitan Rail Network and is valid for 24 months. This competency MUST be renewed before expiration.


Metro Academy will upload the participant’s certificate to the RIW database.
To prevent delay, participant’s The Platform profile MUST contain current email address, contact number, RIW number, date of birth and the RIW card must be valid.
Uploads will be completed within two (2) business days of SoA and CoC being issued.

New Student Bookings Existing Student Bookings

Total Course fee (GST does not apply) $1,830
Payment due prior to course commencement^ $1,500
Payment due on first day of course* $330
^Due to Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) regulatory requirements,
MTM RTO is unable to collect more than $1500 in course fees from
individual learners, prior to a course commencing.
*A link to a payment gateway will be sent to you on the first day of the
Payment is due within 5 business days
Duration: Five days
Delivery mode: Face to face
Venue: Metro Academy
42–50 Bakehouse Road, Kensington, VIC 3031
Railway Academy – Newport
Shea St, Newport VIC 3015
All access to the RAN is via Shea Street, off Champion Road.
Pedestrian access is not available directly to the RAN from Newport Railway Station.

Proof of identity requirements

Participants are required to produce a valid Identification document (ID) on the day of training.
One of the following is considered a valid ID document, the document must contain a photo of the participant and be current.

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Driver’s Learners Permit
  • Boat Operator’s Licence
  • Victorian Firearm Licence
  • Licence to Perform High Risk Work
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria Proof of Age card
  • Other Australian Government issued ID card
  • State, Territory or Federal Government Employee ID
  • Keypass ID card or Tertiary Education Photo ID card
Personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements

Participants MUST bring the following items on the day of training:

  • Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle support
  • Rail Approved Orange Hi-Vis Vest
  • Full length trousers
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Hard hat

Participants cannot commence training without PPE

Information & bookings

This course closes five (5) business days prior to scheduled class attendance to allow for the pre-requisite checks to be completed.
Please contact Metro Academy if you have an urgent need to attend a closed course.

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This is a Nationally Recognised Training program.
This is a Nationally Recognised Training program.
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