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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      Receiving and Despatching Clerk
      Freight Clerk
      Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Verifies and maintains records of incoming and outgoing goods in warehouses and distribution centres and prepares goods for despatch.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • identifies articles or containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifies them against consignment records
  • ensures outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranges internal distribution of goods received
  • organises the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • contacts shippers to rectify damages and shortages
  • maintains prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • may count, weigh or measure items
  • may affix shipping labels and instructions
  • may determine method of despatch

Aircraft Load Controller
Truck Despatcher

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