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In order to access any area of track in Arc Infrastructure’s network, all relevant employees, contractors and third party users must obtain the required qualification level, and a Health Assessment to the required category level in order to obtain a track access permit (TAP).

Arc's Learning and Development team provides safeworking training for all levels of track access permits. Our training has been designed to cover the safeworking rules and procedures specific to the Arc Infrastructure network.

How do I know what training I require?

For all access outside of five (5) metres from the Arc Infrastructure rail line please visit the Access the Corridor page for information on our Rail Corridor Induction.

For work that requires access within the three (3) metre danger zone of an Arc Infrastructure rail you will be required to complete one of the levels of Safeworking training courses.

Enrolments for safeworking courses are made through our safeworking course list at the bottom of the page.

Course and TAP fees must be paid in full at time of enrolment. We accept Visa, Mastercard or Amex.

Applicants must not access the rail corridor until they have a valid Track Access Permit.

Safeworking Training Levels

Supervised Worker (SW)

This level of TAP shows the worker has an understanding of the hazards in the rail corridor and provides them with knowledge of the mitigation of those hazards. Workers with this level of TAP must always be under direct supervision of Protection Officer (PO) and are not permitted to enter within five metres of the nearest rail without a PO being present. 

Train staff with this level of TAP may work under the direct supervision of the Rail Traffic Crew of passenger services to enter the rail corridor for attending to passenger emergencies / evacuations.

E-Learning:

  • Total cost: $232.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $150.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 3 hours approx.

Pre-requisites:

  • Current Category 3 Rail Medical or higher

Expiration:

  • 3 years
See Safeworking Course List below for available dates.
 

Track Vehicle Operator (TVO)

This level of TAP shows the Supervised Worker (SW) has the understanding of the hazards in the rail corridor and provides them with knowledge of the mitigation of those hazards. Workers with this level of TAP must always be under the direct supervision of a Protection Officer Track Vehicle (POTV) and are not permitted to enter the rail corridor without a POTV supervising or a Protection Officer (PO) in a worksite.

E-Learning:

  • Total cost: $157.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $75.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 2 hours approx. (includes theory assessment)

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Supervised Worker Track Access Permit

Expiration:

  • 2 years
See Safeworking Course List below for available dates.
 

Protection Officer (PO)

This level of TAP shows the worker has the competence to provide protection to a work group that occupies the running line or siding when an obstruction is placed on the track.

Where the PO has a Category 1 Medical, this TAP also shows the worker can perform Lookout Officer Duties. 

Classroom based:

  • Total cost: $1,762.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $1,680.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 4 days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)
Additional Requirement:
  • TLIF0008 Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment (Statement of attainment to be attached to enrolment or please enrol into one of our available courses)

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 3 Rail Medical OR Current Category 1 Rail Medical if performing Lookout working
  • Supervised Worker Track Access Permit
  • Three months rail experience

Re-assessment:

  • Total cost: $362.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
    • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)

Expiration:

  • 2 years
See Safeworking Course List below for available dates.
 

Protection Officer, Track Vehicle (POTV) Upgrade

This level of TAP shows the Protection Officer (PO) has the competence to supervise and operate track vehicles on the network.

Classroom based:

  • Total cost: $1,332.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $1,250.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 2 Days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Prerequisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Current Protection Officer Track Access Permit
  • Three months rail experience at PO level
  • One of the following statements of attainment uploaded with the enrolment:
    • TLIC3045 Operate road/rail vehicle OR
    • TLIC2059 Propel and operate light on-track equipment OR
    • TLIC2058 Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment

Re-assessment:

  • Cost: $362.50 per person
  • Includes: 
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST) 
  • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)

Expiration:

  • 2 years
See Safeworking Course List below for available dates.
 

Rail Traffic Crew (RTC)

This level of TAP shows the worker has the competence to apply network safeworking rules and procedures for driving rail traffic on the network and request blocking facilities for the protection of tasks associated with their rail traffic. 

Classroom based (upon request, minimum 4 pax):

  • Total cost: $1,932.50 per person
  • Includes: 
    • $1,850.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 5 days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
PLEASE NOTE: Available to Authorised Rail Operators ONLY, please enrol via your company.

Re-assessment: 

  • Cost: $362.50 per person. 
  • Includes: 
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)

Expiration:

2 years

See Safeworking Course List below for available dates
 

Track Access Permit (TAP) Renewals

Medicals

If your medical is about to expire, you will need to undertake a new medical examination as per the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers

A list of Approved Health Professionals for the rail industry is available at www.riw.net.au

To ensure your medical renewal is processed within 10 business days from submission, the following must be received prior to your medical expiry date.

Required Documentation:

Permit Fee:

  • Cost: $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST) per person

RTC and OGS TAP Application

Required Documentation:

Permit Fee:

  • Cost: $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST) per person

How do I submit my application and make payment?

  1. Select TAP Renewal under the SafeWorking course list below.
  2. Attach the required documentation as one PDF to your enrolment then click
    Enrol.
  3. Enter credit card details in the payment screen.
For more information about your medical renewal, please contact us on 08 9212 2907 or via email trackaccesspermits@arcinfra.com.

TLIF0008 Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment

The Arc Infrastructure Safety Critical Communications provides the skills and knowledge required to apply effective safety critical communications and is also considered best practice for general communications in the rail environment. This course includes communications within the Arc Infrastructure Network and is aligned to the Arc Infrastructure Safeworking Rules and Procedures.
 
It includes communicating, providing timely and accurate rail operational information and responding to unplanned situations or events appropriately.
 
This course is intended for rail safety workers who are required to identify and respond to operational information as part of their job role. They may be working within a rail operational or infrastructure environment.

Classroom based:

  • Currently free

Duration:

  • 1 Day (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Where are training courses held?

Arc Infrastructure has an in-house training centre providing appropriate levels of training required for a TAP.

Arc Infrastructure Training Centres

Cnr of Lloyd Street & Elgee Road, Midland WA 6056 (click to view map)

18 Miles Road, Kewdale WA 6105 (click to view map)

Phone: (08) 9212 2916
Email: training@arcinfra.com 

Dress standards

PPE is required to be worn for all Arc Infrastructure safeworking training courses. The minimum PPE requirement is hi-visibility long sleeved orange shirts, long pants and safety boots. You may also be required to have additional PPE such as safety glasses, hat, gloves etc... Any additional PPE will be outlined in your booking confirmation. Please ensure that you have appropriate PPE for the weather, e.g. hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear. Attendees who do not meet the dress standards will not be admitted. 

Safeworking course list

By enrolling into one of our safeworking courses, you are agreeing that your role or the role that you are enrolling on behalf of, requires the information presented within the course, and that you have completed any pre-requisites associated with the workshop you are enrolling into.

Please contact training@arcinfra.com for further information on courses not displayed in the safeworking course list below.

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