How to become a Logistics Clerk

Logistics clerks record and coordinate the flow of work and materials between departments, examine orders for goods, and prepare production schedules.

Personal requirements of a Logistics Clerk

  • Enjoy clerical and administrative activities
  • Good numeracy skills
  • A methodical approach to work
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Sound interpretation and analysis skills
  • Attention to detail

Education & Training for a Logistics Clerk

To become a logistics clerk you usually have to complete a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. You can also become a logistics clerk through a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have a business or commerce degree with a major in logistics, supply chain management or a related field. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,000

Future growth:

relatively steady

Employment by state:

ACT 1.9%

NSW 30.9%

NT 0.8%

QLD 21.3%

SA 5.7%

TAS 1.5%

VIC 25.5%

WA 12.3%

Hours worked:

39.3

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Male 57.1%

Female 42.9%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 1.6%

Not completed Year 12: 17.4%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 23.5%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 20.2%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 10.9%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 17%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 9.4%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 35.7%

Above 35 years: 64.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




Additional Information
Logistics clerks who are required to operate a forklift will need to obtain a Perform High Risk Work Licence.
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