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Despatching and Receiving Clerk

Despatching and Receiving Clerk

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Also known as Despatch Clerk, Freight Clerk.

Verifies and maintains records of incoming and outgoing goods in a warehouse or distribution centre and prepares goods for despatch.


Tasks Include:


  • identifying items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifying them against consignment records
  • ensuring outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranging internal distribution of goods received
  • organising the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • maintaining prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • examining shipping documents and verifying cargo to be released
  • recording customs clearance requirements and authorising collection of cargo
  • calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers
  • receiving details of outgoing cargo, and arranging bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
Specialisations
  • Aircraft Load Controller
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Truck Despatcher
Job prospects for Transport and Despatch Clerks in Victoria

Occupations in the Transport and Despatch Clerks group include Despatching and Receiving Clerk and Import-Export Clerk.

Employment prospects
There are currently 9,800 Transport and Despatch Clerks in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,166.80

Hourly earnings
$30.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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