Anzsco Job Descriptons

Postal Sorting Officer – ANZSCO 561412


Receives, sorts and despatches mail in a post office or postal sorting centre.

Skill Level


  • Parcel Post Officer
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 5614 Mail Sorters


receive, sort and despatch mail in organisations and postal sorting centres.

  • receiving and checking incoming mail and mail bags
  • assisting with the verification of registered and special articles
  • operating mail processing equipment such as letter preparation lines, letter indexing and sorting equipment
  • performing manual sorting duties and preparing documentation for despatching mail
  • processing underpaid mail, bulk mail lodgements, express mail and other mail services
  • operating letter indexing and sorting machines, multi-line optical character machines and bar-coding equipment
  • investigating complaints regarding lost items
Skill Level

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

In Australia:

AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 561411 Mail Clerk
  • 561412 Postal Sorting Officer
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Written by Mark

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