Transport Clerk (WA)
Education and Training:
You can work as a transport clerk without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.
You can also become a transport clerk through a traineeship in Logistics. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Transport and Logistics Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
*Course is offered by more than one institution. Click link for details.
- Certificate I in Aviation - Foundation Skills
- Certificate I in Transport and Logistics - Logistics Operations (07)
- Certificate II in Transport and Logistics - Logistics Operations (07) *
- Certificate II in Transport and Logistics - Road Transport
- Certificate III in Transport and Logistics - Logistics Operations (07)
- Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics - Warehousing and Storage
- Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations *
Transport clerks are employed by firms involved in the movement of goods. These include shipping agents, import/export companies, freight forwarding and storage companies and road haulage firms. Wholesalers and large manufacturing firms may also employ transport clerks.
Demand is influenced by the state of the economy, the level of imports/exports and the use of computer technology to keep records of the movement of goods.
Most recruitment for senior positions occurs in-house or from within the industry group. This is because specialist knowledge and experience are normally required. Knowledge of international trade is an advantage for employment and promotion.
For Further Information:
Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc. (National Office)
Logistics Information and Navigation Centre
Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council
Information for other states and territories: