1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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MAIL SORTING CLERKS receive or collect, process and despatch mail at sorting centres and post offices.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • receiving and checking incoming mail and mail bags
  • assisting in the verification of registered and special articles
  • operating mail processing equipment such as letter preparation lines, letter indexing and sorting equipment
  • performing manual sorting duties and preparing documentation for despatching mail
  • processing underpaid mail, bulk mail lodgements, express mail and other mail services
  • operating postmarking machines, mail weighing and statistical recording equipment


This section contains the following subsection :
              8112-11 Mail Clerk
              8112-13 Postal Sorting Officer

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