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Transport, Warehousing and Logistics

Industry opportunities in transport, warehousing and logistics

In a vast, sparsely populated country like Australia, the transport, warehousing and logistics industry plays a vital role in connecting the economy. It contributes $72.1 billion and almost all other industries in Australia couldn’t function without it.

What to expect from a career in transport, warehousing & logistics

659,000 people are currently employed in the field and that number is expected to grow by 4.3 percent up to 2023

Because Australia rely on this sector in so many different ways, the roles available to skilled professionals are incredibly diverse. Career outcomes in the transport, warehousing and logistics industry can range from being a crane operator, flight examiner, import-export clerk, safety officer, courier, motor mechanic, ships engineer, to train controller, and more. 

In the future, automation will have a big impact, so there will be demand for adaptable workers with skills in the maintenance and repair of automated equipment.

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Highly innovative industry working with a range of technologies 
  • Ageing workforce creates opportunities for newcomers
  • On-the-job experience with the latest technologies
  • Well-paid and consistent job opportunities.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this industry. For example, you could undertake a warehousing traineeship, civil construction traineeship or transport coordinator traineeship. This hands-on experience may complement additional studies and licenses, such as a forklift license. 

A traineeship or apprenticeship could lead to a Certificate II in Aviation to become a flight operations inspector. Another option could be completing a Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving to become a train controller.

Transport, warehousing & logistics industry apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the transport, warehousing and logistics industry with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.