Warehouse Administrators administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations.

    You can work as a Warehouse Administrator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A VET (Vocational Education and Training) course in warehousing operations might be helpful. Traineeships may be available.

    Tasks

    • Counts incoming stock and reconciles it with requisitions, and updates inventory and stock location records.
    • Establishes and co-ordinates the operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing and shipping goods.

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    • $1,251 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Warehouse Administrators

    • 16,700 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 15% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Warehouse Administrators (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 15,000 in 2011 to 16,700 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Warehouse Administrators work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; and Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (92%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 15% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Wholesale Trade24.0
    Retail Trade21.4
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing20.4
    Manufacturing13.4
    Other Industries20.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateWarehouse AdministratorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.631.6
    VIC30.625.6
    QLD18.220.0
    SA5.77.0
    WA10.110.8
    TAS1.32.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT0.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketWarehouse AdministratorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.7-5.05.0
    20-245.0-9.39.3
    25-3422.7-22.922.9
    35-4428.0-22.022.0
    45-5426.2-21.621.6
    55-599.4-9.09.0
    60-645.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.5-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationWarehouse AdministratorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV21.7-21.121.1
    Year 1227.4-18.118.1
    Year 118.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below18.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Warehouse Administrator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A VET (Vocational Education and Training) course in warehousing operations might be helpful. Traineeships may be available.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • high risk work licence
    • forklift licence
    • driver's licence

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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    Employers look for Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks who interact well with others, are organised, trustworthy and responsible.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. English language

      43% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    2. Production and processing

      35% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    3. Customer and personal service

      34% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Computers and electronics

      29% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. Mathematics

      24% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      99% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Being exact or accurate

      91% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

    3. Spend time standing

      83% Important

      Spend time standing at work.

    4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      82% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    5. Contact with people

      81% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-5081.03 - Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard.

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