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.

Critical Skills Shortage Occupations

  • Supply and distribution manager
  • Warehouse administrator
  • Storeperson
  • Positions, training and available jobs

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.

Warehousing Occupations
Job TitleQualificationJob Vacancies
Store Despatch HandCertificate II in Warehousing OperationsStore Despatch Hand
StorepersonCertificate II in Warehousing OperationsStoreperson
Warehouse Assistant Certificate II in Warehousing OperationsWarehouse Assistant
Forklift OperatorCertificate II in Warehousing OperationsForklift Operator
Order Picker and PackerCertificate II in Warehousing OperationsOrder Picker and Packer
Freight HandlerCertificate II in LogisticsFreight Handler
Logistics ClerkCertificate III in LogisticsLogistics Clerk
Grain HandlerCertificate III in Warehousing OperationsGrain Handler
Senior StorepersonCertificate III in Warehousing OperationsSenior Storeperson
Despatch SupervisorCertificate IV in Warehousing OperationsDespatch Supervisor
Logistics CoordinatorCertificate IV in LogisticsLogistics Coordinator
Receivals SupervisorCertificate IV in Warehousing OperationsReceivals Supervisor
Stock/Inventory ControllerCertificate IV in Warehousing OperationsStock/Inventory Controller
Warehouse SupervisorCertificate IV in Warehousing OperationsWarehouse Supervisor
Distribution Centre ManagerDiploma of LogisticsDistribution Centre Manager
Inventory ManagerDiploma of Logistics or DegreeInventory Manager
Logistics Centre ManagerDiploma of Logistics or DegreeLogistics Centre Manager

Qualification Profile of Workforce

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.

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