Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)


Course Overview

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A general qualification for the Transport and Logistics Industry. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 2.

Performance of a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles:

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Freight Handler
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

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    Improved Employment Status

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    Enrolled in Further Study

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    Median Salary

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    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of this course are employed as:

    Machinery Operators and Drivers


    Machinery Operators and Drivers


    Clerical and Administrative Workers


    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of this course are employed in:



    Transport, Postal and Warehousing


    Transport, Postal and Warehousing
    Accommodation and Food Services


    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships

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    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

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