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Transport Company Manager

Organises and controls the operations of a business which provides transport vehicles and transport goods.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation in an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Organises the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel
  • Liaises with clients to determine requirements
  • Devises and implements transportation schedules and receives orders and bookings
  • Ensures goods are stored and transported in conditions which will maintain their quality
  • Arranges collection and delivery of vehicles and goods
  • Introduces and maintains quality control procedures
  • May organise and arrange promotional campaigns for the transportation of goods.

Supply and Distribution Manager

Plans, administers and reviews the supply, storage and distribution of equipment, materials and goods used and produced by an organisation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or high qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experiences is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Direct the formulation of purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
  • Prepares and implements plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
  • Negotiations contracts with suitable suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • Monitors and reviews storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
  • Oversees recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensures re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
  • Liaises with other departments and customers concerning outward goods requirements and associated forwarding transportation
  • Directs the recording or purchase, storage and distribution transactions
  • Manages the activities and performance of staff

Supervisor

Supervisors and coordinates the activities of Store persons.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation in an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Determines work requirements and allocates duties to Store persons
  • Confers with managers to coordinated activities with other organisational units
  • Maintains attendance records and rosters
  • Explains and enforces safety regulations
  • Oversees the work of the unit and suggests improvements and changes
  • Confers with workers to resolve grievances
  • May perform the task of a Store person

Supervisors, Transport and Despatching Clerks

Supervisors and coordinates the activities of Transport and Dispatching Clerks.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Determines work requirements and allocates duties to Transport and Despatching Clerks
  • Confers with managers to coordinate activities with other organisations units
  • Maintains attendance records and rosters
  • Explains and enforce =safety regulations
  • Oversees the work of the unit and suggests improvements and changes confers with workers to resolve grievances
  • May perform the tasks of Transport and Despatching Clerks

Specialisations:
Receiving Supervisors
Shipping Supervisors

Receiving and Despatching Clerk

Freight Clerk Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Verifies and maintains records of incoming and outgoing goods in warehouse and distribution centres and prepares goods for dispatch.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience

Tasks Include:

  • Identifies articles or containers of incoming and outgoing shipment sand verifies them against consignment records
  • Ensures outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • Arranges internal distribution of goods received
  • Organises the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • Contacts shippers to rectify damages and shortages
  • Maintain prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • May count, weigh or measure items
  • May affix shipping labels and instructions
  • May determine method of despatch

Specialisations:
Aircraft Load Controller
Truck Dispatcher

Import Expert Clerk

Customs Broker
Arranges the clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs or bond stores and the shipment of cargo for expert.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience

Tasks Include:

  • Examines shipping documents and verifies cargo to be released
  • Records shipping details
  • Records customs clearance requirement s and authorises collection of cargo
  • Calculates storage and clearance charges and bills customers
  • Receives details of outgoing cargo and arranges booking of freight space
  • Arranges for collection of goods from customers
  • Completes and forwards shipping documentation to customers
  • Maintains records of import and export transactions
  • May operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

Specialisations:
Bond clerk
Customs agent
Wharf Tally Clerk

Customs Inspector

Administers and enforces and related legislation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation in an AQF Certification II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Assists with customs control of overseas passengers, crew, aircraft, ships, cargo, mail and bond stores
  • Examines and assesses documents and clears goods for import or export
  • Searches aircraft, vehicles, premises or people and check documents and goods detect illegal activities
  • Prepares reports and documents
  • Investigates suspected breaches of customs and related legislation
  • May make arrests, assist with prosecutions and give evidence in court

Specialisations:
Customs Investigator

Transport Operations Inspector

Monitors train, tram or bus services and investigates services disruptions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Monitors train, tram or bus services and checks that service is provided according to schedule
  • Monitors the cleanliness, presentation and condition of vehicles
  • Investigates delays in schedules, accidents and complaints, and flies reports
  • Informs dispatchers of disruptions to service
  • Liaises with dispatchers in re-routing traffic around temporary obstructions or to supply additional vehicles on temporarily overloaded routes
  • Issues infringement notices for fare evasion and assists wit related legal documentation
  • Investigates accidents involving trains, trams or buses and prepares reports
  • Responds to customers inquiries and complaints
  • Recommends improvements and changes to services
  • May patrol routes to detect obstructions and liaise with police to clear obstructions and re-route traffic

Specialisations:
Bus Inspectors
Tram Inspectors

Transport Conductor

Collects fares and issues tickets on transport vehicles.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Collects tickets and change from depot clerks
  • Answers passengers' questions regarding schedules, routes and fares
  • Collects fares from passengers, issues tickets and change
  • Signals drivers to stop and proceed
  • Oversees passenger safety and behaviour
  • Secures vehicles safety in emergency circumstances and opens and closes vehicle doors
  • Assists passengers to board and alight from vehicles and assists passengers with baggage
  • May announce delays, stops and terminals

Store Person

Receives, handles and despatches goods in stores or warehouses.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate ii or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Unloads vehicles, opens packages and removes contents
  • Receives and checks incoming goods
  • Labels goods with details of storing locations
  • Packs, weights and labels goods and seals boxes
  • Stacks goods in dispatch areas
  • Issues stores over counters and records items out of stock
  • Assists with regular stock takes and cleans the work site
  • Operates machinery to lift, place and remove items
  • Operates computers to obtain details of location and quantity of item in stock.
  • May use materials handling equipment, such as hydraulic pallet lifters, electronically guided order pickers, and hand trucks to move goods.

Specialisations:
Chiller Hand
Order Picker/Assembler
Shelf Stacker (Store)
Stores Despatch Hand

Freight Handler (Road and Rail)

Freight Loader
Loads and unloads freight trucks, containers an rail cars.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completions of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Receives goods and checks them against documents
  • Repackages items for transportation
  • Labels goods with customers' detail and destinations
  • Packs goods on pallets and trolleys
  • Loads goods onto trucks, containers or rail wagons and secures loads
  • Operates pallet trucks and conveyor systems

Freight and Furniture Handlers

Freight and furniture handlers load and unload freight trucks, containers and rail cars or use moving equipment to transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is completion or compulsory secondary education or higher education.

Tasks Include:

  • Performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage or dispatch
  • Labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • Loading goods onto trucks, containers or rail wagons and securing loads
  • Opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • Transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
  • Stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships
  • Assisting in tying down loads and covering hem with tarpaulins
  • Guiding truck drivers into loading bays or through confined spaces.

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