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Transport & Logistics

Delivering vital goods and services throughout Australia via road transportation and stevedoring operations.

T&L consists of 99% small businesses
vacancies per month
Truck drivers and store persons 40% of job vacancies
qualification enrolments
44% of TLI enrolments were Cert III Driving Operations
16.1% of all RTOs are explicitly authorised to deliver TLI training products
workforce growth
84% of workforce growth will be in Road Freight Transport and Taxis

Source left-right: Enterprises; ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, Online Vacancies; JSA - Internet Vacancy Index, Qualification Enrolments; NCVER, RTO's;, Workforce Growth; IBISWorld Industry Wizard.

The Transport and Logistics industry is an essential part of the Australian economy, which was highlighted through the COVID pandemic. Transport and logistics cover the production, storage, inventory, delivery, and distribution of specific goods or services.

The industry provides delivery of passengers, vital goods and services throughout Australia and includes road transportation, Logistics, warehousing and stevedoring. New technology is shaping the industry, including the use of automated and semi-automated vehicles, equipment and systems. 

There are a number of current skill challenges across all sectors in the transport and logistics industry, including the ever-increasing average age of heavy vehicle operators, driver shortages, and rising fuel prices are all huge challenges for the industry. 

It is estimated the industry employs over 640,000 people across its major subsectors: road transport; logistics; warehousing; and stevedoring, with a gender distribution of 21% female and 79% male. There are approximately 190,681 enterprises in the industry with 98.5% being small business.

Transport and Logistics workforce planning and development

ISA collaborates with Jobs and Skills Australia, industry, unions, industry associations and Registered Training Organisations to identify workforce development needs and formulate industry workforce development plans that identify industry’s current and emerging skills needs, workforce development requirements at the national level and propose strategies in response to them.  Skills development of the workforce is a critical element to address skills gaps in the ongoing digitalisation of supply chains.

The Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system aims to provide individuals with work-ready skills for the labour market – skills that businesses and industries need to be highly productive and internationally competitive. 

The TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package covers the vocational requirements including, road transport; logistics; warehousing; and stevedoring.



A Career in Road Transport is diverse and financially rewarding.

It is not just about driving trucks – road transport incorporates bus and coach operations and there are interesting career pathways for people with a variety of education and work backgrounds. New technologies are reshaping the industry with an increase in the use of automated and semi-automated vehicles which means that the workforce will need to be skilled in such things as digital literacy and data analytics. With Australia’s growth in freight and passenger movement set to explode – don’t miss your chance to work in one of Australia’s fastest growing and innovative industries.


You could be part of Australia’s expanding supply chain moving millions of goods around the country by taking up one of many fulfilling careers that are available in the logistics and warehousing industry.

With rapid advances in technology, employers are seeking highly-skilled, dynamic and energetic people who play an important role of getting products to people. This is something that affects everyone, every day and with sophisticated automation and robotics, the warehousing and logistics industry is revolutionising both domestically and internationally.

Your Industry Engagement Manager

Klausch Schmidt

Klausch draws upon his wealth of industry experience and VET knowledge to provide professional stakeholder engagement and service delivery to the industries that ISA supports. Klausch’s rich work history includes roles as a training manager at a food processing plant, 15 years as a 3PL Distribution Centre Manager, Industry Development Manager for the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation and General Manager of a Registered Training Organisation.  CEO / Plant Manager of domestic and export meat processing plants. Klausch holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and other vocational qualifications.

How to get involved

Great ideas to address these challenges and many more can come from anyone and anywhere. Whether you’d like to collaborate with us, share your ideas, get involved in our activities, or simply stay informed, get in touch now to join us on the journey.

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