Job Description

A courier is a person who delivers parcels and goods on behalf of businesses and private individuals, using their own vehicle (typically a van) or a vehicle supplied by the company they work for.

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Formal qualifications are not usually required to become a Courier in Australia, as on-the-job training is generally provided. However, if you wish to drive heavy vehicles you’ll need to ensure you have the appropriate drivers licence.

Decide what kind of deliveries you want to make and the sort of vehicle you want to drive. Explore opportunities to become a Delivery Driver through a traineeship. While entry requirements vary, employers usually require that you have successfully completed of Year 10.

If you want to upgrade to drive Light Rigid (LR), Medium Rigid (MR) or Heavy Rigid (HR) vehicles, you may need to attend a heavy vehicle driving school and sit an assessment.


  • Autonomous
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Competent
  • Dependable
  • Friendly
  • Independent
  • Productive
  • Punctual
  • Self-Motivated

Key Skills

  • Multi-drop Driving
  • Great Driving Record
  • Strict Deadlines
  • Basic Numerical Skills
  • Presentable
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Route optimisation software
  • Shipment tracking applications
  • POS terminal

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;