733111 Truck Driver (General)

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Truck Driver (General)
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Drives a heavy truck, requiring a specially endorsed class of licence, to transport bulky goods. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 4
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7331 Truck Drivers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Truck Drivers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


TRUCK DRIVERS drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing is required.
Tasks Include:

manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 299.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 478.20
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 305.30