Snapshot

Freight or Cargo 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 or Cargo Handler
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
17,100
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1329
  • 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?
Moderate 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
  • 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
  • Cargo Handler

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Job Vacancies

  • Fri 5 Mar , 2021
  • Hornsby Heights, New South Wales
  • Thu 4 Mar , 2021
  • $30,001 - $40,000
  • Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
  • Wed 3 Mar , 2021
  • Rathmines, New South Wales
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