Furniture removalists move domestic and commercial furniture between different locations, within the state or territory and nationwide.
You can work as a furniture removalist without formal qualifications. You will probably get informal training on the job. You can also become a furniture removalist through a traineeship in Furniture Removal. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Furniture removalists may perform the following tasks:
Furniture removalists may work long hours and be away from home for extended periods, especially for interstate and international removals.
Most furniture removalists work as contractors for large removal companies. Some are owner-operators working for themselves. A small number are company employees, although this is becoming increasingly rare. Most furniture removalists work in the metropolitan area.
A furniture removalist offsider drives in the truck alongside a furniture removalist and assists with furniture removal duties at a junior level.