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Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)


Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) – South Australia


Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM)


Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA WA)

No updates available at this time.


Queensland Rail (QR)

  • 22/06/2021 – Queensland Network Rules and Procedure changes for Protection Officers goes live 28 June 2021. Upon completion of Transition training Protection Officers are required to complete mandatory Mentoring and Monitoring events to continue to hold the new Protection Officer Role. For more information please refer to the QNRP Comms – Change Fact Sheet – Mandatory Mentoring Events for POs.
  • 31/05/2021 – Queensland Network Rules and Procedure changes for Protection Officers goes live 28 June 2021. Transition training is required to be completed by 27 June 2021 to continue to hold the roles of Protection Officer Level 1, Protection Officer Level 2 (TOA) and Protection Officer Level 2 (TWA). Please refer to the QNRP Transition for Contractor Protection Officers Update for more information.
  • 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.
  • 08/11/2019 – Important Safety Notice – Look up for powerlines
  • 18/09/2019 – Removal of SARC Gap Course for Queensland Rail



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