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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.

Learning and Development (L&D) Assistant

Usually provides administration support to the L&D team such as data entry, filing training records and liaising with employees. Support can also include training support if the L&D assistant has relevant qualifications and experience. You will need strong administration and database skills, and good written and communication skills to maintain student records and other paperwork.

Learning and Development (L&D) Officer

Supports the learning and professional development of a rail organisation's workforce. May deliver training and/or support workplace trainers and assessors as well as assist managers develop training plans. Requires a bachelor degree (preferably in adult education or a related field such as human resource development, training and development, vocational training, organisational psychology or education). You will need strong written and communication skills including group facilitation and be highly organised.

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Lease Assistant

In large rail organisations, lease assistants help with renting/leasing commercial premises. No specific qualifications exist, but experience with administration and contract management would be helpful in this role.

Leasing Officer

Overseas rental aspects of rail commercial property such as: finding new tenants, determining rental amount, showing possible tenants around the property, conducting presentations, and handling property-related administration, repairs and maintenance and tenant complaints. Requires at least vocational training and an associate degree in a related field such as accounting or administration. Good communication and judgement required.

Legal Analyst

Performs civil and criminal litigation tasks,legal research and analysis; collects and interprets data; prepares, reviews and maintains legal documents; interviews witnesses and prepares reports. Must have strong legal research, legal writing, computer and interviewing skills. Requires a bachelor of science degree, associate degree or paralegal certificate. Legal experience of 2 to 5 years may be substituted for educational requirements. Some training may be offered in-house.