|Careers in Warehousing and Logistics|
The employment trends in these sectors have significantly changed over the past year. Although there is still a high volume of workers sought after, eg logistics coordinators and storepersons, the pressures are nowhere near levels that were previously experienced during the last peak of sustained economic growth. Not as many people are leaving in search of more lucrative opportunities in the resources sector.
The list below contains some of the possible positions that can be held in the Warehousing and Logistics industries. Following the links will provide more information on the positions, the associated qualifications and job vacancies in WA.
* Please note that this list is a guide and titles and qualifications may vary.
|Job Title||Qualification||Job Vacancies|
|Store Despatch Hand||Certificate II in Warehousing Operations||Store Despatch Hand|
|Storeperson||Certificate II in Warehousing Operations||Storeperson|
|Warehouse Assistant||Certificate II in Warehousing Operations||Warehouse Assistant|
|Forklift Operator||Certificate II in Warehousing Operations||Forklift Operator|
|Order Picker and Packer||Certificate II in Warehousing Operations||Order Picker and Packer|
|Freight Handler||Certificate II in Logistics||Freight Handler|
|Logistics Clerk||Certificate III in Logistics||Logistics Clerk|
|Grain Handler||Certificate III in Warehousing Operations||Grain Handler|
|Senior Storeperson||Certificate III in Warehousing Operations||Senior Storeperson|
|Despatch Supervisor||Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations||Despatch Supervisor|
|Logistics Coordinator||Certificate IV in Logistics||Logistics Coordinator|
|Receivals Supervisor||Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations||Receivals Supervisor|
|Stock/Inventory Controller||Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations||Stock/Inventory Controller|
|Warehouse Supervisor||Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations||Warehouse Supervisor|
|Distribution Centre Manager||Diploma of Logistics||Distribution Centre Manager|
|Inventory Manager||Diploma of Logistics or Degree||Inventory Manager|
|Logistics Centre Manager||Diploma of Logistics or Degree||Logistics Centre Manager|
Statistics indicate that approximately 54% of workers in WA have no post school qualifications. In comparison to other sectors, this figure is relatively low. 22% have attained qualifications at Certificate level, 7% at Diploma and 13% at tertiary level. The value of training is yet to be realised by this sector as systems and processes become more complex.