Postal Sorting Officer Australia

Postal Sorting Officer Australia ANZSCO  561412:

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Postal Sorting Officer Australia ANZSCO 561412:


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

Skill Level



  • Parcel Post Officer

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