A young man delivers food to a man at home on his bicycle

Delivery Driver

Drive vehicles to deliver goods and stock as scheduled.

Overview

Delivery drivers collect goods from a warehouse or collection point, load them into a van, car or truck and deliver them to the customer location on time.

Work is mostly in a delivery vehicle on the road.

Suits those who are reliable, can provide good customer service and are able to interact well with a variety of people.

Day-to-day

  • work out the destinations of the goods and choosing the most appropriate delivery routes
  • manoeuvre the vehicle into position for loading and unloading goods
  • help with loading to make sure goods are safely secured to avoid damage and are easily accessible
  • check that loading documents are correct
  • arrange and perform unloading operations and obtain certification of deliveries
  • report any damage or wear and tear to the vehicle
  • receive payments for deliveries and arrange accounts.
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Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,010 / week
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Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Delivery Driver

  • Formal qualifications are not required, however, a vocational education and training (VET) course in driving operations may improve employability.

    Search for a certificate course in driving operations

  • You may also need:

    • a forklift licence
    • manual driver's licence
    • medium rigid (MR) driver's licence
    • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence
    • national police check.

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