5612 Couriers and Postal Deliverers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Couriers and Postal Deliverers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


COURIERS AND POSTAL DELIVERERS deliver small items such as documents, messages, mail and parcels.
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:

sorting and sequencing items for delivery
delivering mail, parcels, documents and other items to customers' premises and mailboxes
receiving orders for deliveries from customers
collecting signatures and charges for cash-on-delivery orders
issuing and collecting receipts for pick-up and delivery items
keeping records of items received and delivered
maintaining walk books, directories, mail counts, equipment maintenance logs and other delivery records
loading and unloading mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
assisting with receipting inward mail, checking wrongly addressed, missorted, undelivered and redirected mail, and processing freepost and underpaid mail

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
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