An Insight into Track Engineering Course

ARA and the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) will conduct the Insight into Track Engineering course again in 2020.

The one-day course will provide an insight to the technology, processes and principles that are used by railway track engineers. It is designed for those required to liaise with track engineers, assist with the design of railway track, coordinate with track engineering projects and/or maintenance activities and provide an understanding of the interface between track and other railway systems.

Due to the continuing uncertainty relating to the evolving COVID-19 situation, and the travel and event attendance restrictions being introduced by some members, the ARA Board has has decided that all ARA events until the end of June will not be going ahead. We are planning for these events to be rescheduled later this year, new dates will be promoted in the ARA Weekly Update and Event Alert emails when confirmed.

If you have booked places for an event, we will be in contact with you in the next two weeks or organise refunds.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however the health and wellbeing of attendees is of the utmost importance to the ARA and we appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued support.

Insight into Track Engineering Course flyer

2020 courses

Registration fee

Registration includes the one-day course, hard copy and electronic versions of all presentations, morning, afternoon tea and lunch. Prices are in $AUD and include GST:

  • ARA/RTSA members - $980
  • Non-members - $1,280

* Employees of ARA Members and members of the RTSA are entitled to the Member Rate, to obtain the Discount Code, please email


  • To provide an overview of rail track engineering disciplines
  • To provide an understanding of the interaction between track engineering and other railway disciplines
  • To provide an understanding of the safety requirements when working on or near railway track
  • To provide an understanding of the legal requirements when working on or near railway track and the role of the Regulator
  • To encourage further study and the attainment of competencies related to Track Engineering


  • Michael Garrett, Civil Engineer, FIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, formerly QUT Rail Masters Coordinator & Current EA Stage 2 Chartered Assessor
  • Adam Morris, BE (Civil), Dip Proj Mgt, MIEAust, Director, Agonis Group
  • Martin Murray, BE, PhD, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, Director, KCPM Consulting Pty Ltd

Further information

For further information or to register your interest to attend, please contact Events Manager, or on 02 6270 4527.