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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STOCK AND PURCHASING CLERKS monitor stock levels, prepare purchase orders and monitor supply sources, process orders for goods and services, maintain stock and inventory records and provide product information.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least one years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • counting incoming stock and reconciling it with requisitions and updating inventory and stock location records
  • receiving and checking purchase requests against inventory records or stock on hand
  • investigating and identifying supply sources and preparing and processing purchase orders
  • receiving, checking and recording orders
  • requisitioning supplies from stock or sending orders to production departments or other firms
  • confirming completion of orders and compliance with details specified
  • receiving telephone, facsimile and mail orders for the purchase of products or services
  • providing price and other product information to prospective customers


This section contains the following subsection :
              6153-01 Supervisor, Stock and Purchasing Clerks
              6153-11 Stock Clerk
              6153-13 Purchasing Officer
              6153-15 Order Clerk
              6153-17 Sales Clerk

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