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Couriers deliver goods, documents, messages, samples, x-rays and test results.


  • sorts and sequences items for delivery
  • delivers mail, parcels, documents and other items to customers' premises and mailboxes
  • receives orders for deliveries from customers
  • collects signatures and charges for cash-on-delivery orders
  • issues and collects receipts for pick-up and delivery items
  • keeps records of items received and delivered.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Courier

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

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Pathology

  • Delivery Driving

  • Organisational Skills

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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