QR3.16 Protection Officer


QR3.16 Protection Officer Queensland Rail

This course is for Queensland Rail Contractors employed as Protection Officers.

This course is aligned to the specific requirements of Queensland Rail’s Network Rules and Procedures MD-12-189. Protection Officer Queensland Network Rules & Procedures (QNRP)

The training addresses safeworking and task requirements for the roles and responsibilities of workers who are required to assess, plan and implement trackside safety protection for themselves or workgroups as defined by Queensland Network Rules and Procedures (QNRP).

On successful completion of this course learners are required to complete 8 mentoring events within a  minimum of 3 months and maximum of 6 months period.

On successful completion of this course learners will obtain a Statement of Attainment for:
  • TLIL3082 Implement Absolute Signal Blocking
  • TLIE0002 Process Workplace Documentation
  • TLIE2029 Conduct Workplace Information Briefings
  • TLIF0023 Conduct Track Protection Assessment
  • TLIG0003 Work Effectively with Others
  • TLIE0009 Carry Out Basic Workplace Calculations
  • TLIW0007 Operate Under Track Protection Rules
  • TLIF0027 Perform Lookout Duties
QR Certificate of Achievement "QR3.16 Protection Officer" 

3, 6 & 12 months for first time qualified and then annually from date of first being qualified.

NOTE: Mentoring events must be completed with a Queensland Rail approved mentor that holds the valid RIW Job Role.

See HERE for activities that must be performed during mentoring.
  • Psychometric Testing for Protection Officer
  • QR3.2 Safely Access the Rail Corridor
  • TLIF2010 Apply Fatigue Management
  • QR3.3 Communications

Contact us at [email protected] to obtain the pre-requisites or information regarding Psychometric Testing.
Learners will:
• Successfully complete 6 theory assessments in the classroom
• Complete a mentoring process in the field (logbook assessment) prior to being practically assessed
• Successfully complete a practical assessment

Face to face


9.5 days (over two weeks).

Accell trainer, assessors hold a wealth of technical and field experience and maintain their Protection Officer roles to impart the complete package of quality training and assessment while providing learners with the knowledge to conduct safeworking roles with confidence.

Face to Face Sessions are at our Rockhampton and Nambour training rooms.
Please enrol below or contact 07 5445 7998 to make a booking.

We are available to deliver this course throughout QLD at the clients location - please contact us for a customised price.


Contact our office for pricing. [email protected] 07 5445 7998


 3, 6 & 12 months for first time qualified and then annually from date of first being qualified.


Required every 3 years for QR Certificate of Achievement for QR3.16 Protection Officer.

Recertification must be competed before the expiry date, if the expiry date has passed‚ the learner is required to re-sit the full session, mentoring and final assessment.

Please Note: Reaccreditation requires a valid RIW Protection Officer Role. This includes all monitoring events maintained and up to date. If not maintained full retraining is required.

Contact Accell for bookings

To add to their current skills, qualified Protection Officers can attend additional sessions to obtain the Standalone Electives:
  • QR3.5 Railway Track Signals
  • QR3.7 In field Protection (pre-requisite QR3.5)
  • QR3.17 Managing Multiple Worksites (pre-requisites - QR3.5, QR3.7, completion of 3 month & 6 Month Protection Officer mentoring requirements)
  • QR3.18 Managing Rail Traffic (pre-requisites - QR3.5, QR3.7, completion of 3 month & 6 Month Protection Officer mentoring requirements)
Note: To obtain both QR3.17 & QR3.18, 4 mentoring events within a minimum 3 and maximum 6 months period is required prior to the final assessment.

Use the links below to enrol in upcoming courses or contact Accell to book another date.

If you would like to enrol bulk participants or have any questions, please contact our office on 07 5445 7998,  send an enquiry or e-mail us at [email protected]

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