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QR Rail Corridor Protection Officer (RCPO)

This training course is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge to perform Rail Corridor Protection Officer duties in the Queensland Rail network.

Note: Duties can only be conducted 3 metres clear of the Danger zone. RCPOs are not permitted to enter the danger zone or arrange track protection.

The course has been aligned against the unit of competency:

  • TLIF0023 Conduct track protection assessment

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this course at the time of publication.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Students must hold the following competencies before attending the QR RCPO course:

  • NHS Category 3 Health Assessment
  • QR Communications QNRP
  • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
  • QR WET (Not required if working outside the electrified territory)

How much does QR RCPO course cost?

Please contact our office for current pricing.

Additional costs apply to meet the entry requirements, if prerequisite competencies are not already held.

How long does it take?

The initial training is conducted over 3.5 hours, commencing at 8.00 am.

Students must then complete the in the field mentoring process over a minimum period of three months. This process requires the student to complete 3 events under the supervision of a suitably qualified mentor in the rail corridor (not in the Danger Zone). Upon completion of the 3 events, the student must ensure the mentor and their supervisor has signed all required fields of the Protection Officer Mentoring Logbook. More information about these requirements can be found on the Queensland Rail Contractor webpage. 

Once the student has met all of the above requirements, they can make a booking to undergo the practical assessment.

Course location:

This course is held at the Go Train training centre located in the Construction Training Centre at Salisbury Qld.

Parking is available on site.

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By enrolling in this course, you are confirming that you have:
  • read and understood the Course Information,
  • checked the Entry Requirements detailed in the Course Information and confirm you meet these,
  • the correct PPE, which you will bring to class for assessment purposes,
  • read and understood the Terms and Conditions of enrolment as detailed in the Student Handbook
Please call us on 1300 698 158 to discuss the availability of this course.
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