The Road Transport and Logistics industry is an intrinsic part of the Australian economy. The industry provides delivery of vital goods and services throughout Australia and includes road transportation, Logistics, warehousing, and stevedoring. New technology is shaping the industry, including using automated and semi-automated vehicles, equipment, and systems. This sector employs 600,000 people across 186,000 Australian businesses. Total annual revenue is more than AUD$100b contributing AUD$40b to GDP. This sector is experiencing high growth and technical innovation providing many new job opportunities.
Road transport incorporates truck, bus and coach operations and there are interesting career pathways for people with a variety of education and work backgrounds. New technologies are reshaping the industry with an increase in the use of automated and semi-automated vehicles which means that the workforce will need to be skilled in such things as digital literacy and data analytics. Many road transport companies have started transitioning to zero emission technology. For example, the NSW Dept of Transport NSW (capital city Sydney) has started transitioning its bus fleet to electric.
This sector employs a diverse range of occupations including ; supply and distribution manager, vehicle technicians, warehouse managers, diesel mechanics, truck drivers, forklift drivers, Refrigeration Mechanic, Transport Manager, Transport Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Planner.
Logistics & Warehousing
With rapid advances in technology, employers are seeking highly skilled, dynamic, and energetic people who play the important role of getting products to people. This is something that affects everyone, every day and with sophisticated automation and robotics, the warehousing and logistics industry is revolutionising both domestically and internationally.
Qualifications and Training for this sector.
For more information on qualifications and training packages.
training.gov.au – TLI – Transport and Logistics Training Package