Understanding Rail Course

10th May 2017 - 11th May 2017 Melbourne

If you are new to the Rail Industry, or have recently assumed a different or broader role, or perhaps you have been in rail for years and believe a refreshing update of the entire Australasian Rail Industry would be beneficial, then Understanding Rail is the course for you.

The two-day course has been designed for those interested in gaining an up-to-date, high level overview of all aspects of the Rail Industry including the operational, technical, legislative and business environment.

Speakers are drawn from ARA members and relevant Government organisations, and include CEOs, Executive General Managers, Executive Directors etc. The course is a great opportunity to learn from people who have been working in the rail industry for many years and gain from their wealth of knowledge and experience.

To ensure a friendly learning and networking environment, attendance numbers are set at 50.

2017 course dates:

10-11 May, Melbourne click here for registration form
25-26 July, Sydney
25-26 October, Brisbane

Feedback from previous course attendees

Best course/conference on rail I have attended in 10 years in rail!
Very informative course. Will highly recommend to colleagues.
Fantastic overview of how all areas contribute to the running of rail.
Wish I had done the course earlier, it is all starting to make sense now.
Appreciated the content and make-up of the course, well put together and right interest level.
Overall a really excellent course packed with valuable information.
A thoroughly enjoyable two days – excellent networking opportunities.
Overall a great two day course, very informative and practical to the Rail Industry. I enjoyed the variety of speakers.
Rail is complex and fascinating. I know much more than I did before, and I believe I can serve the industry better.

Course content

The Australasian Rail Industry
Strategic Issues for the Rail Industry
Challenges in Running a Passenger Network
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
Rail Safety and Regulations
TrackSAFE Foundation
Train Control and Signalling
New and Future Technologies in Rail
Track Infrastructure
Track Access and Regulations
Rail Operations
Rail, Road and Sea – The Great Freight Debate
Rail Projects – Case Studies

Registration fee

Registration includes the two-day course, hard copy and electronic versions of all presentations, networking dinner, morning, afternoon teas and lunches. Prices are in $AUD and include GST:

ARA members



More Information

Please contact Events Manager, Janet Cameron via events@ara.net.au or on 02 6270 4527.