Track Essentials

We are pleased to offer the Track Essentials training program, which is designed to facilitate the transfer of skills and knowledge within our business and the industry. It is a commitment to and investment in our people, partners and the industry. Demand for the course has resulted in it being made available to employees, joint venture and alliance partners and clients.

Over the three day program you will gain a greater understanding of the industry in which we operate. Importantly, you will learn about processes and methods for ensuring the work we perform is carried out safely and to the highest possible standard.   It is aimed to support our employees and partners to perform their best work with John Holland. 

This course provides an overview of the rail infrastructure, construction techniques, standards and codes that apply to the industry to broaden your knowledge or to learn new skills.

The target audience is engineers (both existing & new), supervisors,  support staff dedicated to rail, project partners and existing employee’s seeking a refresher in the modules covered within the course.

Modules Covered:

  • Rail…A brief history
  • Formation and drainage
  • Ballast
  • Sleepers
  • Fasteners & anchors
  • Rail joints
  • Rail
  • Track inspections
  • Curves
  • Clearances
  • Rail stress
  • Turnouts
  • Level crossings.


Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of attendance for Track Essentials

Pre requisite


Course Duration

3 Days

Course Location

Training facility or on site as arranged

Course Booking Contact

Rail Training Coordinators