Snapshot

Forklift Drivers operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

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Forklift Drivers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
61,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$985
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
  • transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
  • monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
  • inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
  • servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
  • may operate specialised trucks to carry items beneath elevated frames

Job Titles

  • Forklift Driver

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Driving Operations

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