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891 Freight Handlers and Shelf Fillers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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Freight Handlers and Shelf Fillers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities, and fill shelves in stores and supermarkets.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • receiving goods and checking against documents
  • operating equipment to load, unload and move goods
  • securing loads to prevent shifting during transport
  • replenishing empty shelves in stores and supermarkets
  • collecting goods from stockrooms to place on shelves