Delivery Driver

Job Description

Delivery Drivers operate vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles to collect goods and transport them to their destination. Delivery Drivers may pick up and deliver a range of items including food, furniture, white goods and equipment.

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Formal qualifications are not usually required to become a Delivery Driver 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
  • Competent
  • Dependable
  • Friendly
  • Independent
  • Productive
  • Punctual
  • Self-Motivated

Key Skills

  • Time Management
  • Customer Orientated
  • Document Management
  • Deliveries and Pick-ups
  • Manual Loading/unloading
  • Excellent driving skills

Future Prospects

Other titles and career progression in the field include;

  • Truck Driver
  • Store Person
  • Couriers
  • Postal Deliveries
  • Driving Instructors