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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    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

      591211 Despatching and Receiving Clerk
      591212 Import-Export Clerk


    Alternative Titles:
      Despatch Clerk
      Freight Clerk

    Verifies and maintains records of incoming and outgoing goods in a warehouse or distribution centre and prepares goods for despatch.

    Skill Level: 4


      Aircraft Load Controller
      Shipping and Receiving Clerk
      Truck Despatcher


    Alternative Title:
      Customs Broker

    Arranges the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and the shipment of cargo for export.

    Skill Level: 4


      Bond Clerk
      Customs Agent
      Wharf Tally Clerk

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