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Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids
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Truck Drivers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
189,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1300
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • manoeuvring vehicles into position for loading and unloading
  • loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices
  • observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles
  • making regular quality checks of vehicles to ensure they can be driven safely
  • estimating weights to comply with load limitations and ensuring safe distribution of weight
  • ensuring goods are stowed and securely covered to prevent loss and damage
  • verifying loading documents, checking condition of goods and obtaining certification of deliveries

Job Titles

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  • Tanker Driver
  • Tow Truck Driver

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Driving Operations

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