"Top reasons to screen out job applicants - #3. you don't have the right skills!"

Do you want to be a...

Delivery Driver

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred Licence

Also known as Courier.

Delivery drivers use light vans, cars, utilities, motorcycles, scooters or bicycles to pick up and deliver goods, usually over short distances.

Some delivery drivers are employed on a subcontract basis and provide their own vehicles.

Motorcycle and bicycle couriers nearly always provide their own transport.

Some delivery drivers wear a uniform.


    Delivery drivers may perform the following tasks:

  • drive the vehicle into position for loading or unloading
  • assist with loading or unloading to make sure goods are correctly stowed
  • check loading documents
  • plan the shortest delivery route and drive the vehicle to the destination
  • use a two-way radio, or other electronic device, to keep in contact with the depot or base
  • complete paperwork and use a handheld scanning device
  • arrange unloading and obtain a receipt for goods delivered
  • handle cash and give correct change to customers
  • provide customer service and advice
  • report vehicle maintenance needs
  • hand-deliver goods


  • trustworthy and reliable
  • able to gain a thorough knowledge of city and suburban streets
  • good communication skills and some mathematical ability
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • safe driving skills
Very Good Outlook
Very Good Outlook for this career!

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Influencing/Personal Contact


No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Traineeship Year 10 Preferred Licence

You can work as a delivery driver without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a delivery driver through a traineeship in Driving Operations.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information

    You will need an appropriate drivers licence for motorised vehicles. Contact NSW Roads and Maritime Services or the ACT Road Transport Authority for more information.

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Transport and Logistics Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.


There is an increasing number of opportunities for bicycle couriers in metropolitan areas, as they are very efficient in busy city conditions.

Similar Jobs

More Information - External Links

Job Outlook for Delivery Driver Australian Trucking Association Logistics Information and Navigation Centre Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Transport Workers' Union of Australia (NSW/ACT) NSW Roads and Maritime Services ACT Road Transport Authority

Other Jobs by Interest Areas...

Artistic Creative Jobs Clerical Administrative Jobs Figures Computational Jobs Helping and Community Jobs Influencing and Personal Jobs Literary Jobs Medical Jobs Outdoor Jobs Practical Manual Jobs Scientific Jobs Technical Engineering Jobs

Job Search? Look for and press ENTER.

Remember: This is an EXACT match, so please use whole words only

This search looks for a match with the WHOLE keyword/s you enter. In other words, abbreviations like vet won't find veterinarian. Slang terms like brickie won't locate bricklayer 🙂

COL's JOB Guide

Please contact us to notify errors or suggest improvements.

Australia's Careers OnLine : Professional Careers Advice for job seekers on the 'net since 1995!