W121024 - Warehousing operations assistant

Warehousing operations assistant
Leocata's Transport

Leocata’s Transport is a local, family owned business that has been in the industry for over 30 years. They now employ 50 staff and run 22 trucks, ranging from local, interstate, intrastate, general freight and refrigerated transport. This Warehouse Operations Assistant placement allows students to be based in the Tatura workshop and work as a storeperson under the workshop manager. Students will gain an insight into the transport and logistics sector and learn the operational tasks involved in day-to-day operations in a busy workshop and warehouse.

Skills You Might Learn

Students can attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These may include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self-management
- Learning
- Technology

Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.

Typical Tasks & Duties

This is a varied role and students will gain experience in unpacking mechanical parts, repackaging and returning items, using software involved in stocktaking and inventory management, as well as general labouring and cleaning duties. The student will also have an opportunity to learn workplace communication, safe work practices and how to cooperative effectively as part of a skilled local team. Duties may include;
- Identify and adhere to OHS procedures relevant to the industry and organisation
- General stock handling duties
- Assist with basic workshop duties
- Use of basic tools and software relevant to trade
- Cleanup of workshop as required

Student Requirements

A genuine interest in transport, warehousing or mechanical parts is ideal. The student will be willing to learn new skills and take pride in tasks undertaken. The employer values good communication skills, teamwork, punctuality and initiative.

Dress Requirements

Trade clothes, a hi vis op and safety boots are required in the workshop. During summer a hat is recommended.

Special Transport Requirements

Students will require own transport. Public transport to Tatura will need to be researched.


  • TLI32416 - Certificate III in Logistics
  • VCE20116 - Industry & Enterprise
  • VIC20116 - VCAL Studies
Positions: 4 Positions
ID Number: W121024
Location: Tatura - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Attendance at this placement is to be negotiated and will depend on Leocata’s seasonal workload. Attendance will be during workshop hours, 7am start.
Added By: Goulburn Murray Local Learning & Employment Network


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