FREIGHT AND FURNITURE HANDLERS – UNIT GROUP 8911

General Description

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.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 5

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

 

Task Information

  • 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

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)891111 FREIGHT HANDLER (RAIL OR ROAD)

Alternative Title: Freight Loader
Loads and unloads freight trucks, containers and rail cars.

(2)891112 TRUCK DRIVER’S OFFSIDER
Loads and unloads trucks and containers.

Specialisation: Furniture Removalist’s Assistant

(3)891113 WATERSIDE WORKER

Alternative Titles: Stevedore、Wharf Labourer
Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.

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