5912 Transport and Despatch Clerks

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Transport and Despatch Clerks
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


TRANSPORT AND DESPATCH CLERKS verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods, prepare goods for despatch, arrange clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and arrange shipment of cargo for export.
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.
Tasks Include:

identifying items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifying them against consignment records
ensuring outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
arranging internal distribution of goods received
organising the despatch of goods with completed documentation
maintaining prescribed records of goods received and despatched
examining shipping documents and verifying cargo to be released
recording customs clearance requirements and authorising collection of cargo
calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers
receiving details of outgoing cargo, and arranging bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
providing information to customers on custom tariffs, tariff classifications and concessions, and methods of clearing goods

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 081.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 039.70