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With almost 200 job families in the rail industry, the A-Z provides a short description of the most common jobs found in the Australasian rail industry. Each job definition includes its job title, the main parts of the job, entrance requirements and necessary qualifications.

Database Administrator

Installs, configures and maintains databases, however, such responsibilities will depend on the role. Usually this role requires a computer-related degree. You may also be required to have certification in specific databases including Linux or Oracle.

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Depot Manager

Manages the train crew depot, including crew planning, rostering, assignment, performance, and training and development. No specific qualifications but rail experience essential.

Design Engineer

Provides technical input into rail infrastructure projects including planning, concept and feasibility through to detailed design and commissioning, operations and maintenance. Requires a bachelor degree in relevant engineering discipline and design experience.

Driver Trainer

Trains and assesses train drivers. Requires rail experience and the ability to carry out active train driving duties. Requires extensive rail experience plus training and assessment skills and qualifications.

Duty Officer

Supports on board crews and drivers, including organising rosters, issuing stores and recording relevant information about crew needs. No formal qualifications are required, but good customer service and awareness of relevant award conditions would help in this role.