Apply Track Fundamentals

Apply Track Fundamentals

Course Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost


This course is intended for people who are seeking to further their career in the rail industry.

The learning outcomes of the course will include:

  • Basic track and structures infrastructure terminology is explained
  • Track geometry features are explained
  • Principal track components are identified and their purpose is explained
  • Principal turnout components are identified and their purpose is explained
  • Tools and equipment for track installation and maintenance are identified
  • Track machines for track installation and maintenance are identified
  • Terminology for track measurement is identified and defined
  • Measuring equipment is identified and relevant equipment is selected for taking basic track measurements
  • Measuring equipment is checked for accuracy
  • Measurements are taken accurately and recorded in accordance with workplace requirements

Duration:1 day
Cost (pp):$300
Location:TAA Office, Newport Rail Academy or on site
Entry Requirements:
  • TAA Admission RequirementsBased on industry consultation and job role expectation, TAA has the following admission requirements:
    • Students are required to confirm they have completed the following:
      • A statement of attainment for TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor or;
        If statement of attainment cannot be provided, their Rail Industry Worker Number (RIW) and Date of Birth to verify prior completion of pre-requisites.
      • It is also recommended that the National Rail Labourer’s Course be completed prior to attending the course
    • Students are required to organise with an employer to complete the infield logbook hours with. TAA does not organise work placement.
    • All students are required to be 18 years of age or older

    Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites as per

    Course Entry Requirements: No entry requirements as per

Units of Competency:

Statement of Attainment
TLIB2085 Apply Track Fundamentals (Release 1)

Assessment Type:Theory Assessment and Practical Assessment
Course Expires After:Does not expire
Delivery Method:Classroom based learning (face to face)
What to Bring and Wear:

What to bring and wear

The practical will be completed in a simulated rail corridor and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is a mandatory requirement:

  • Work boots – ankle supportive, steel capped and lace up
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve high visibility shirt or high visibility vest
  • Eye protection – safety glasses
  • Hard hat
  • Safety gloves

If PPE is not provided, it can be purchased from the Training Ahead office for $40 (This includes a hard hat, vest, gloves, safety glasses)


This is nationally acreddited training delivery by Aakira Pty Ltd trading as Training Ahead Australia (RTO Code: 45462)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Students are required to have the ability to read and write English
  • The ASQF level of this training program has been assessed to be level 2.
    Students are required to have at least Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills. Please advise if you have any language, literacy, or numeracy needs; or difficulties reading, writing, or speaking English.
  • All individuals entering this training course are subject to a Language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment. If there is still any ambiguity of the candidates LLN level after the completion of the LLN assessment, the trainer will conduct a verbal interview to determine the candidates LLN level and take appropriate action, in accordance with TAA’s LLN procedures.
  • Where a candidate is determined to not meet the required LLN skills required they will not be enrolled in the training program.
Employment Pathways

This course provides a pathway to work in the following rail industry job roles:

  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Work
    • Track Worker, Track Installer, Track Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Structures
    • Structures Maintainer
  • Rail Infrastructure – Track Surfacing
  • Plant Operator, Mobile Plant Operator, Way Gang Driver
ID to Bring

You are required to bring photo ID, ideally, one of the following two types:

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Passport
Work Placement

There is no workplace requirement provided.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number

Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015, all students who undertake Nationally Recognised Training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI means all your training records and results will be in one place. See more at: To get a USI, go to:

Students will not be issued a Qualification Testamur or Statement of Attainment without a valid USI.

Government Funded Training

This course is not eligible for Government Subsidies through Training Ahead Australia.

No Guarantee

Training Ahead does not provide any guarantee that:

  • A student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO


  • - Trevor, HiRail Services
    ““I have been in rail for 20+ years and flew in from WA the morning of the course and arrived at the course late. Dannielle was great to deal with, she made sure I was comfortable, helped me complete the paperwork after the course. Great service and the trainer was very experienced and explained things in an easy to understand way.””
  • - Ken, GTE
    ““Great course, the trainer was very experienced, friendly and approachable. The Training Ahead team had the best service I’ve experienced in a training course. The portable rail trailer was realistic and a great learning tool – I haven’t seen anything like it.””
  • - Luke, Chelby Machinery
    ““They really care. The staff really care about the outcomes and the experience of the student. Having the venue at a rail operators workshop was great as we got to experience what it’s really like to work in the rail environment. We had access to a variety of rail tools and machinery and given access to use them on some rail track.
    The whole process was easy and the course is really easy to understand.””
Training Ahead Australia - Rail Training (RTO 45462)