561412 Postal Sorting Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
561412
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Postal Sorting Officer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

561412 POSTAL SORTING OFFICER

Receives, sorts and despatches mail in a post office or postal sorting centre.
Skill Level: 5
Specialisation:
Parcel Post Officer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

5614 Mail Sorters

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5614
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Mail Sorters
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5614 MAIL SORTERS

MAIL SORTERS receive, sort and despatch mail in organisations and postal sorting centres.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

receiving and checking incoming mail and mail bags
assisting with the verification of registered and special articles
operating mail processing equipment such as letter preparation lines, letter indexing and sorting equipment
performing manual sorting duties and preparing documentation for despatching mail
processing underpaid mail, bulk mail lodgements, express mail and other mail services
operating letter indexing and sorting machines, multi-line optical character machines and bar-coding equipment
investigating complaints regarding lost items

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
910.10
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
689.30
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
809.40