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Storepersons receive, handle and despatch goods in stores and warehouses.

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Storepersons
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
120,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$874
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • 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.

  • receiving incoming goods, checking for damage and for discrepancies between goods and invoices
  • unloading vehicles, opening packages and removing contents
  • operating computers to obtain details of location and quantity of items in stock
  • labelling goods with details of storage location
  • packing and weighing goods and sealing boxes
  • operating machines to lift, place and remove goods on high levels
  • operating specialised equipment, such as manually and electronically guided order pickers, and checking goods off picking list
  • assisting with regular stocktakes
  • may use materials handling equipment, such as hydraulic pallet lifters and hand trucks, to move goods

Job Titles

  • Storeperson

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Retail Services

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