1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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8112-13 Postal Sorting Officer

Receives, processes and despatches mail within a post office.

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

Tasks Include:

  • receives and opens mail bags at a post office
  • performs manual sorting duties and prepares documentation for despatching mail from a post office
  • prepares mail for despatch
  • processes underpaid mail, bulk mail lodgements, express mail and other mail services
  • loads and unloads mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
  • operates mail handling equipment
  • prepares and maintains mail processing records
  • operates postmarking machines, mail weighing and statistical recording equipment
  • may perform general counter duties and agency transactions

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