Course Code: TLIB2085   |   Duration: 1 day

Apply Track Fundamentals

TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals

Cost: $350


Course Overview

The TLIB2085 Apply Track Fundamentals course is where you’ll delve into the essential skills and knowledge required to master the intricacies of track maintenance and construction. This program is designed to equip participants with the expertise needed to carry out basic track measurement in strict accordance with approved rail industry standards, safeworking protocols, regulatory requirements, and established workplace procedures.

Throughout the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of track terminology, track components, and the utilisation of track tools and equipment. From identifying the building blocks of the railway to undertaking basic track measurement, this program ensures you are well-versed in the fundamental aspects crucial for success in the Australian rail system.


  • Individuals aspiring to build a foundational understanding of track maintenance and construction in the rail industry
  • Track workers seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in accordance with industry standards and regulations
  • Professionals looking to carry out basic track measurement with precision and accuracy
  • Those aiming to identify and utilise track terminology, components, tools, and equipment effectively
  • Workers involved in routine operational activities across diverse contexts within the Australian rail system


Upon completion, participants will achieve the following learning outcomes:

1. Explanation of basic track and structures infrastructure terminology.
2. Understanding of track geometry features.
3. Identification and explanation of principal track components along with their purposes.
4. Identification and explanation of principal turnout components and their purposes.
5. Recognition of tools and equipment used for track installation and maintenance.
6. Identification of track machines utilised for track installation and maintenance.
7. Familiarisation with terminology for track measurement and its definitions.
8. Selection of relevant measuring equipment for basic track measurements.
9. Verification of the accuracy of measuring equipment.
10. Accurate measurement-taking and recording in compliance with workplace requirements.


  • Laverton

Units of Study

TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals

Nationally Recognised training

Course Outcomes

Participants who are deemed competent in knowledge and practical assessments will receive: A partial completion of TLI27121 Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment certificate issued on successful completion.

Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment (SoA) for the unit of competency:

TLIB2085 Apply track fundamentals

SoA will be issued to participants via email within ten (10) business working days. To prevent delay, participants MUST pay in full, and have a current valid email address, valid contact number, and USI number.

Important Information


Course Prerequisites and Age Requirement

  • Participants MUST be 18 and above years of age
  • Must hold the following units:
    • TLIF0020 Safely access the rail corridor
    • TLIB0012 Maintain and use hand tools
    • TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
    • TLIE1003 Participate in basic workplace communications
    • TLIF0025 Follow work health and safety procedures
    • TLIU2008 Apply environmental procedures to rail infrastructure
    • TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies


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

  • Safety work boots – steel capped, lace-up with ankle support.
  • Full-length pants
  • Long sleeve shirt or rail approved long sleeve high visibility shirt
  • Rail Approved orange hi-vis vest



Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LL&N)

Before training begins, participants will go through an assessment that helps us determine if any learning support is needed. To successfully complete this course, participants are expected to have the following language, literacy, and numeracy skills:

  • Interpret and comprehend workplace safety signs and symbols.
  • Comprehend workplace policies, procedures, and informational materials.
  • Comprehend basic spoken English.
  • Communicate essential safety-related information.


Other Things to Know


Participants are required to bring one of the following current valid photo identification documents (ID) on the day of training:

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence


Australian Testing Services (ATS) will upload the participant’s certificate to the RIW database.

  • To prevent delay, participants MUST have the correct RIW number or hold a RIW card/number.
  • Delay can occur if you don’t hold a valid RIW card/number

Assessment Methods

To be deemed competent, participants are required to successfully complete a combination of the written and practical tasks which form an assessment instrument.

Delivery Methods

The delivery of this course is face-to-face in a combination of classroom and practical activities in a simulated rail environment.

Payment Options

Pay via EFTPOS/ direct payment.

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Our dedicated educators and support staff are committed to guiding every step of your journey, fostering an environment where professional excellence is not just achieved but expected.

Why Choose ATS RTO ?

With over 20 years experience delivering
training and assessment to the construction and rail industries, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training staff and coursework.

At ATS, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills and expanding the knowledge of
every student, with the objective of making your workplace a safer and more efficient environment.

What Others Are Saying

This training course aims to provide everything to do with rail and Terry is a professional instructor and very friendly and the other staff team are great I recommended it to anyone who would want to get into rail and civil.

Nik Mcintyre

If you want some proper job-ready training this is the place to come! Our teacher Jim has been nothing but helpful and willing to teach. I'm glad I've taken my time out of my life to attend my class for my cert 2 rail infrastructure certificate. Thank you Gary and the ATS team. 

Harley Higgins

Thanks ATS for all the help with my journey towards a new career. And a big thank you to Terry the instructor. True gentle and a scholar. THANK YOU ATS!

Michael Bettiol

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