- The logistics and warehousing sector is an integral part of Australia’s supply chain employing more than 373,000 people across occupations including warehousing, logistics, storage and handling distribution.
- Specialised and higher-level computer skills, problem-solving and analytic skills, and more sophisticated contract management practices are driving a more integrated approach to logistics management.
- Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming sophisticated distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product’s entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock (IBISWorld, 2017).
- The rising popularity of online shopping and the growth of online retailers are expected to significantly benefit the logistics and warehousing industry (IBISWorld, 2017).
COVID-19: Transport industry updates
- Read about the Queensland Government’s relief package to support transport operators including regional air, bus, ferry, heavy vehicle and personalised transport services.
- Read about Queensland state border access restrictions, including how to apply for an entry pass. Read the Chief Health Officer directive on border closures for more information.
- View information on changes to transport and motoring services.
- Stay up to date with the road network conditions.
- Find workplace resources for the road freight industry from Safe Work Australia.
- Read about the Infection Control Training Fund available to support the re-opening of customer-facing businesses, including transport and logistics.
Latest Logistics Sector News
In December 2021, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) notified stakeholders of a decision to shorten the transition period for 9 High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) crane units of competency to 28 February 2022. This decision was made based on the available...
Closing Friday 18 March 2022. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the TLI Electric Heavy Vehicle Project has drafted training package materials, including two Units of Competency, and is inviting feedback. The draft materials address the required skills and...
Closing Friday 4 March 2022. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the TLI Customs Broking Project, has considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials, including one new Unit of Competency, and updates to the Diploma of Customs...