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A career in Freight and Logistics

What does a career in this industry look like?

What is Freight and Logistics?


The Freight and Logistics sector plays an essential role in Australia’s economy.

Services include road, rail, sea, and air transportation. It also includes relevant support services like warehousing, storage, freight forwarding and customs brokerage.

Freight and logistics apply to both domestic and international trade.

The logistics industry is responsible for producing, obtaining and distributing products and goods, then getting those supplies to the right places, and in the quantities required.

The processes involved with Freight and Logistics

The industry is really diverse, there are six main areas:

  1. Sourcing
  2. Transportation (this is a classed as a separate industry, but they’re hugely intertwined)
  3. Storage
  4. Production
  5. Later stage storage
  6. Distribution

Some of the jobs within this sector


Because it’s such a big sector, there are lots of career options to consider. Here are just a few examples:

  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Customs Manager
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Freight Co-ordinator
  • Transport Manager
  • Transport Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Routing/Scheduling Clerk
  • Engineering and maintenance crew
  • Drivers, captains and pilots
  • Insurance officers
  • Legal representatives
  • Brokers

Get more insight into the Freight and Logistics industry


Read an interview with a Trainee turned Trainer, if you’d like to gain a bit more understanding about the industry and pathways available.



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