Transport & Distribution
If you’re interested in air, road, maritime, rail or land transport, this industry could be for you.
The transport & distribution industry is responsible for delivering people and goods as well as storing or ‘warehousing’ goods before delivery. It includes logistics (managing & organising the transport), infrastructure (the technical structure eg roads, networks and water supply) and the numerous support roles such as customs officers, couriers, tugboat operators and forklift drivers.
You could work in road transport as a bus, train or taxi driver; in construction as a mobile crane operator; in coastal or ocean-going marine operations as a deckhand, engine driver or cook, for example.
Training & Qualifications
A wide range of qualifications are available, depending on your interests and career goals.
- Tour Bus Driver - Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Road Transport)
- Cabin Crew - Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Operations)
- Logistics Officer - Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Logistics).
Advanced qualifications for coordination, supervisory or management roles include:
- Bulk Storage Distribution Manager - Certificate IV in Transport and Distribution (Warehousing and Storage)
- Export Customer Service Coordinator - Certificate IV in International Trade
- Business Manager (on board vessel) - Advanced Diploma of Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations).
See also: Australian Apprenticeships Job Pathways