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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      Freight Handler (Road and Rail)
      Freight Loader

Loads and unloads freight trucks, containers and rail cars.

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

Tasks Include:
  • receives goods and checks them against documents
  • repackages items for transportation
  • labels goods with customers' details and destinations
  • packs goods on pallets and trolleys
  • loads goods into trucks, containers or rail wagons and secures loads
  • operates pallet trucks and conveyor systems

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