Waterside Worker - ANZSCO 891113

Description
Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.
Skill Level
5
Alternative Titles
  • Stevedore
  • Wharf Labourer
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8911 Freight and Furniture Handlers

Description
load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities.
Tasks
  • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
  • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
  • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Occupations in this Group

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