Waterside Worker – ANZSCO 891113

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Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

  • Stevedore
  • Wharf Labourer



Skills Assessment Authority


No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8911 Freight and Furniture Handlers


load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities.


  • labelling goods with customers’ details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
  • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
  • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

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