Despatch clerk checks on the days orders for packing in a warehouse

Transport and Despatch Clerk

Transport and Despatch Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods, prepare goods for despatch, arrange clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and arrange shipment of cargo for export.

Overview

Transport and Despatch Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods, prepare goods for despatch, arrange clearance and collection of imported cargo from customs and bond stores, and arrange shipment of cargo for export.

Day-to-day

  • identifying items and containers of incoming and outgoing shipments and verifying them against consignment records
  • ensuring outgoing shipments are in good condition and meet specifications
  • arranging internal distribution of goods received
  • organising the despatch of goods with completed documentation
  • maintaining prescribed records of goods received and despatched
  • examining shipping documents and verifying cargo to be released
  • recording customs clearance requirements and authorising collection of cargo
  • calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers
  • receiving details of outgoing cargo, and arranging bookings of freight space and collection of goods from customers
  • providing information to customers on custom tariffs, tariff classifications and concessions, and methods of clearing goods.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,356 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Transport and Despatch Clerk

  • You can work as a Transport or Despatch Clerk without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in logistics, warehousing operations, customs broking, international business or another related field may be useful.

    Find a Diploma or Certificate in Transport and Logistics

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