Freight and Furniture Handlers

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Freight and Furniture Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities

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Freight and Furniture Handlers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
16,200
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1100
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
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.

  • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
  • 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

Job Titles

  • Freight Handler (Rail or Road)
  • Truck Driver's Offsider
  • Waterside Worker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations, Certificate II in Furniture Removal

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
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