What do Warehouse Workers do?
Warehouse workers perform a variety of jobs from receiving goods and raw materials, to moving them, storing them, checking and updating stock records for discrepancies and damage, writing reports and preparing goods for dispatch elsewhere.
If you’ve got great customer service skills and you’re looking to work in a busy and varied environment, with plenty of opportunities for progression and promotion, this could be a career worth investigating.
- Excel in the field of customer service
- Outgoing, energetic, and willing to work in a team environment
- Have a very strong work ethic with an interest in retail, warehousing, and/or Plumbing.
- Receive, check- in and unload deliveries
- Sort, store, pick and fill orders, prepare goods for delivery
- Keep inventory reports accurate and up to date, process and prepare orders
Warehouse Worker’s salary (average) $62,000 per year
Based on a variety of entry level roles in this industry, with opportunities to increase salary with experience, additional training, and promotion – all the way up to management levels.
Job growth in warehousing is strong (source: seek.com.au)
Technology in this industry is always evolving, so it would be wise to continually seek training opportunities which could help you remain at the forefront of any industry growth and change.
How to become a Warehousing Professional in Australia
Whilst formal qualifications are not always necessary to gain entry into this Industry, undertaking some study in the field could help you get ahead faster and accept more diverse roles in the industry.
Step 1 – In Year 9 or 10 at high school, seek some work experience in warehousing to find out if it’s a career for you.
Step 2 – In Year 10, apply for a school based traineeship such as the one offered by Reece, you’ll incorporate paid part time work and study a Certificate II in Warehousing Operations while completing your high school certificate.
(*Note: the course units may count towards your high school certificate but not your ATAR)
Step 3 – Graduate from your traineeship and high school, accept a full time role in the industry or go on to undertake an apprenticeship in a related field e.g. plumbing.
Step 4 – Complete a TAFE course or university degree in Business and major in logistics and supply chain management, you can even complete some degrees entirely online, and access more professional opportunities.
Check requirements for the Warehousing industry in your state or Territory
Specific rules may apply to traineeships or careers for Warehouse Workers in each state or territory in Australia, so it’s worth checking any regulations regarding licensing, qualifications and workplace health & safety in your state.
You may have to obtain a high risk work license through Safe Work Australia, for example if you obtain your fork lift license.
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