Warehousing Assistant

Job Description

Warehouse Workers receive, handle and store goods in warehouses, and prepare goods for dispatch from warehouses. They check and label stock, and report damage or discrepancies.

Careers Ladder


To work as a Warehouse Worker in Australia you don’t need formal qualifications, as on-the-job training is usually provided. However, you can undertake study in the field.

Consider a Certificate III in Warehousing Operations (TLI31616)

Earn a forklift licence (TLILIC0003). The average course will take 4 days to complete, and there are no minimum entry requirements.


Warehouse Workers are often required to obtain a high risk work licence through Safe Work Australia.


For internal promotions, proven experience can be worth more than qualifications


  • Reliability
  • Communicator
  • Self-Motivation
  • Thoroughness
  • Team Work
  • Resilience

Key Skills

  • Forklift Licence
  • Packing
  • Stocking
  • Loading
  • Road Transportation
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • General Labor

Future Prospects

Career progression can lead to positions in;

  • Supervisor 
  • Team Leader 
  • Assistant Warehouse Manager
  • Senior Manager 
  • Deputy General Manager