Geelong is at the hub of a road, rail, air and sea transport web. With the buying, selling and delivery of so many products via online, our transport, postal and warehousing industry has gone ballistic. We employ 16.8% more people in Geelong’s road, rail, sea and air transport services than we did in 2006.

What does a Warehousing worker do?

In the supply chain, warehousing is the system of organisation, people, technology, information and resources that store and deliver goods. In Geelong Warehousing is one of the fastest growing industry sectors with a wide range of job opportunities from entry level to management, systems development and delivery driving.

Where can I get trained?

At school by

  1. Doing a year 10 work experience with an employer in careers that move

At TAFE or other registered training organisation by

  1. Completing a diploma of forklift driving. There are 659 forklift drivers in the Geelong region, an increase of 17% in five years.
  2. Completing a full time Certificate II, III or IV diploma course in: import/export officer, stock inventory controller, inventory analyst, distriburion analyst, inventory or warehouse manager.

At university

  1. You can take a three year undergraduate degree at university in Warehouse Distribution Manager, or National Distribution Manager.

On the job

  1. Look for a school based apprenticeship or full time apprenticeship with G Force, an individual employer or another apprenticeship provider.

Where are the jobs for Warehousing worker?

For jobs right around Australia, check out www.uworkin.com
For jobs in Geelong see our live job feed on www.geelongcareers.org.au

Where can I get experience?

At school, look for year 10 work experience opportunities. Ask your careers teacher or VET or VCAL coordinator about a Year 11 /Year 12 Structured Workplace learning placement. For examples check out the Education Department Website.

Left school or seeking a new career in this trending industry?

You can ask a careers that move employer for a voluntary work opportunity. Keep an eye on Geelong Careers for traineeship or apprenticeships opportunities which give you the chance to earn while you learn. Experience will help you stand out. And don’t forget the Volunteering Geelong website.

What do I need to be good at?

  • IT (if you are working in careers that move systems)
  • Working in a team
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative responses to challenges
  • Following directions
  • Work related literacy and numeracy
  • Working with a wide range of service providers

How much do I get paid?

A member of the warehouse supply chain workforce makes between $950 per $1500 per week

What can this job lead to?

Qualified warehouse workers can progress, through study and experience into other transport and distribution areas like rail, sea, and air as managers, road managers, IT professionals, supply chain consultants, export and distribution professionals.