Couriers and Postal Deliverers deliver small items such as documents, messages, mail and parcels.
A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary. Around one in four workers have Year 11 and 10 as their highest level of education.
- sorting and sequencing items for delivery
- delivering mail, parcels, documents and other items to customers' premises and mailboxes
- receiving orders for deliveries from customers
- collecting signatures and charges for cash-on-delivery orders
- issuing and collecting receipts for pick-up and delivery items
- keeping records of items received and delivered
- maintaining walk books, directories, mail counts, equipment maintenance logs and other delivery records
- loading and unloading mail conveyances and internal mail handling equipment
- assisting with receipting inward mail, checking wrongly addressed, missorted, undelivered and redirected mail, and processing freepost and underpaid mail
- Postal Delivery Officer, or Postie
Delivers goods, documents, messages, samples, x-rays and test results.
Specialisations: Bicycle Courier, Motorbike Courier, Parcel Contractor, Rural Mail Contractor
Postal Delivery Officer, or Postie
Delivers mail on foot, by bicycle or by motorised transport over allocated delivery rounds.