16/11/2019 – In February 2020 ARTC will be implementing its new work on track app – eTAP. This new app will be the preferred method for Protection Officers requiring TOA’s, Look Out Working or Work In Corridor access in ARTC’s NSW RVDS territories. Training in eTAP will be required before a Protection Officer can use the app. Please refer to the training schedule for dates and locations. Alternatively, an online training module will be made available in March 2020. Please note the training, either on location or by online module, is free of charge
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA WA)
No updates available at this time.
Queensland Rail (QR)
14/12/2020 – As of 14th December 2020 there will be changes to the Recipient Training Course and Recipient Qualifications. There have been changes to the training requirements, qualifications and maintenance of competency procedure for Recipients working On or Near Queensland Rail’s 25kV electrified network. The changes have considered updates in legislation (considering fines adopted by state legislation), feedback from electricity entity audits and lessons learnt from recent incidents. Please refer to GSA Revised Recipient Training Course and Recipient Qualifications LMS Code 133634
21/07/2020 – In October 2020 Queensland Rail will be implementing changes to the Queensland Network Rules and Procedures. These changes will impact contractors currently holding the roles of Protection Officer Level 1 (PO1), Protection Officer Level 2 – TOA (PO2 – TOA) or Protection Officer Level 2 – TWA (PO2 – TWA). Queensland Rail contractors holding any of these roles will need to attend upskilling training delivered by one our training providers, firstly though contractors will need to ensure they are current in the RIW System for the role with all monitoring requirements fulfilled. Queensland Rail training providers will be updated on the changes in the coming weeks and then be ready to deliver these changes to contractors. It is important to note that if the role is not current and in the RIW System contractors will not be able to attend the training and therefore not fulfill the role of the new Protection Officer role for Queensland Rail. For more information please refer to the New & Improved Queensland Network Rules and Procedures update.