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Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock and inventory levels, record and coordinate the flow of materials between departments, prepare production schedules, and administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations.
Records and coordinates the flow of work and materials between departments, examines orders for goods, and prepares production schedules.
Specialisations: Delivery Clerk, Logistics Clerk
Prepares purchase orders, monitors supply sources and negotiates contracts with suppliers.
Monitors stock levels and maintains stock, order and inventory records.
Specialisations: Inventory Clerk, Supply Clerk
Administers and coordinates storage and distribution operations within an organisation.
Receives and processes incoming orders for goods and services from inside or outside an organisation.
Specialisations: Internal Salesperson, Mail Order Clerk
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 87,100 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in four workers have finished high school. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks who interact well with others, are organised, trustworthy and responsible.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.