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Courier and Postal Deliverer

Couriers and Postal Deliverers deliver small items such as documents, messages, mail and parcels.

Overview

Couriers and Postal Deliverers deliver small items such as documents, messages, mail and parcels.

Day-to-day

  • sorting and sequencing items for delivery
  • delivering mail, parcels, documents and other items to customers' premises and mailboxes
  • receiving orders for deliveries from customers
  • collecting signatures and charges for cash-on-delivery orders
  • issuing and collecting receipts for pick-up and delivery items
  • keeping records of items received and delivered
  • maintaining walk books, directories, mail counts, equipment maintenance logs and other delivery records
  • loading and unloading mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
  • assisting with receipting inward mail, checking wrongly addressed, missorted, undelivered and redirected mail, and processing freepost and underpaid mail.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,277 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Courier and Postal Deliverer

  • You can work as a Courier or Postal Deliverer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in driving operations might be helpful.

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