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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    PURCHASING AND SUPPLY LOGISTICS CLERKS prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock and inventory levels, record and coordinate the flow of materials between departments, prepare production schedules, and administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations.

    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:

    • requisitioning supplies from stock and sending orders to production departments and other firms
    • confirming completion of orders and compliance with details specified, signing tally sheets and attaching to checked items
    • receiving and checking purchase requests against inventory records and stock on hand
    • examining orders and compiling data for production schedules
    • checking inventories and preparing delivery schedules
    • examining containers to ensure that they are filled, and recording quantities
    • investigating and identifying supply sources and preparing and processing purchase orders
    • providing price and other information about goods to prospective customers
    • counting incoming stock and reconciling it with requisitions, and updating inventory and stock location records
    • establishing and coordinating the operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods

      591112 Production Clerk
      591113 Purchasing Officer
      591115 Stock Clerk
      591116 Warehouse Administrator
      591117 Order Clerk


    Alternative Titles:
      Production Recorder
      Schedule Clerk

    Records and coordinates the flow of work and materials between departments, examines orders for goods, and prepares production schedules.

    Skill Level: 4


      Delivery Clerk
      Logistics Clerk


    Alternative Title:
      Procurement Officer

    Prepares purchase orders, monitors supply sources and negotiates contracts with suppliers.

    Skill Level: 4


    Alternative Titles:
      Stock Control Clerk
      Stores Clerk

    Monitors stock levels and maintains stock, order and inventory records.

    Skill Level: 4


      Inventory Clerk
      Supply Clerk


    Administers and coordinates storage and distribution operations within an organisation.

    Skill Level: 4


    Alternative Title:
      Customer Orders Clerk
      Sales Order Clerk

    Receives and processes incoming orders for goods and services from inside or outside an organisation.

    Skill Level: 4


      Internal Salesperson (Aus)
      Mail Order Clerk

This section contains the following subsection :
          UNIT GROUP 5912 Transport and Despatch Clerks
          MINOR GROUP 599 Miscellaneous Clerical and Administrative Workers
          UNIT GROUP 5999 Other Miscellaneous Clerical and Administrative Workers

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