Couriers and Postal Deliverers

Snapshot

Couriers and Postal Deliverers deliver small items such as documents, messages, mail and parcels.

Image sourced from Unsplash.
Couriers and Postal Deliverers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
47,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1050
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
Top
match
This career is suited to
The Handicrafter
Find out more
Close
match
This career is suited to
The Do-er
Find out more

Take our Career Quiz to match your "Skill Set Style" with a career.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • sorting and sequencing items for delivery
  • delivering mail, parcels, documents and other items to customers' premises and mailboxes
  • receiving orders for deliveries from customers
  • collecting signatures and charges for cash-on-delivery orders
  • issuing and collecting receipts for pick-up and delivery items
  • keeping records of items received and delivered
  • maintaining walk books, directories, mail counts, equipment maintenance logs and other delivery records
  • loading and unloading mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
  • assisting with receipting inward mail, checking wrongly addressed, missorted, undelivered and redirected mail, and processing freepost and underpaid mail

Job Titles

  • Courier
  • Postal Delivery Officer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Driving Operations

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • 3rd or 4th Year Apprentice Cabinet Maker

  • I & D Industries
  • I &D Industries has been operating for over 40 years and is a leading manufacturer of specialised, custom built vehicles. Work is conducted in our purpose built factory at North Rocks in Sydney. We require an apprentice cabinet maker to fit out vehicles and be involved in general work on customised vehicles. This is an opportunity to join a very specialised industry and gain skills that are highly sort after.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsRecreation Vehicle Repairer
  • Tue 26 Oct , 2021
  • North Rocks, New South Wales
  • Thu 21 Oct , 2021
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Thu 21 Oct , 2021
  • Perth, Western Australia
View all  

© Department of Education, Skills and Employment, joboutlook.gov.au

Skip Navigation Links.

Just for you

Events, webinars, information & more

Register Now

Follow us

Follow us today on our social networks