Import-Export Clerk

Also known as Customs Broker.
Arranges the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and the shipment of cargo for export.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $73,718
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,400

What does an Import-Export Clerk do?

  • 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


  • Bond Clerk
  • Customs Agent
  • Wharf Tally Clerk

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in International Trade
Diploma of International Business
Certificate III in International Freight Forwarding (Operator)
Certificate IV in International Freight Forwarding (Senior Operator)