Also known as Stores Assistant, Warehouse Assistant.
Receives, handles and despatches goods in a store or warehouse.
Training time 9 months - 3 years
Average pay $44,900
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 34,700

What does a Storeperson do?

  • receiving incoming goods, checking for damage and for discrepancies between goods and invoices
  • unloading vehicles, opening packages and removing contents
  • operating computers to obtain details of location and quantity of items in stock
  • labelling goods with details of storage location
  • packing and weighing goods and sealing boxes
  • operating machines to lift, place and remove goods on high levels
  • operating specialised equipment, such as manually and electronically guided order pickers, and checking goods off picking list
  • assisting with regular stocktakes


  • Chiller Hand
  • Manufacturing Storeperson
  • Operator Supply (Army)
  • Order Picker/Assembler
  • Stores Despatch Hand
  • Stores Naval (Navy)

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Warehousing Operations
Certificate III in Warehousing Operations
Certificate IV in Logistics
Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations
Certificate I in Warehousing Operations