How to become a Storeperson

Storepersons receive, handle and dispatch goods coming into, or going out of, stores or warehouses.

Personal requirements of a Storeperson

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Good memory and organisational skills
  • Safety-conscious

Education & Training for a Storeperson

You can work as a storeperson without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a storeperson through a traineeship in Warehousing Operations. 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.

Avg. weekly wage:

$900

Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0.5%

NSW 32.7%

NT 0.9%

QLD 18.1%

SA 6.8%

TAS 1.4%

VIC 27.7%

WA 11.9%

Hours worked:

37.1

Unemployment:

above average

Gender split:

Male 79.6%

Female 20.5%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 7.3%

Not completed Year 12: 24.7%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 25.3%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 21.2%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 6.4%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.2%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 2.8%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 39.7%

Above 35 years: 60.2%

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




Additional Information
Storepersons are often required to operate a forklift, and may need to obtain a licence to Perform High Risk Work. For more information, refer to the separate entry for Forklift Operator.
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