ANZSCO 133611 - Registered Migration Australia

A supply and distribution manager plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for an organisation. In Australia a supply and distribution manager is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Group: 1336 Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers






Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a Supply and Distribution Manager in Australia is to plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the supply, storage and distribution of goods, products and services produced and used by organisations. The job outlook going forward for Supply and Distribution Managers is expected to be above average.



  • determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
  • preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
  • negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
  • operating recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensuring re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
  • liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation
  • overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
  • directing staff activities and monitoring their performance
  • provision of products and services to meet customer or client requirements


Skill Level
Most occupations in the supply and distribution manager unit group (Group 1336) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations within the Supply and Distribution Manager Group


Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same supply and distribution manager group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Supply and Distribution Manager is currently assessed with AIM - (Australian Institute of Management); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Visa Caveats


  • The following caveats apply for the Subclass 457 visa or ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream applications:
    Caveat 3
    (a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD65,000; and
    (b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position--the transfer is not an intra corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
  • Caveat 11
    The position:
    (a) is based in a front line retail setting; or
    (b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.
  • Caveat 19
    The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.


Average Income

The average salary for a Supply and Distribution Manager in Australia is $ 149,525 for male employees and $ 118,954 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 46.9 Females: 43.3 Persons: 46.0

Source: (Group 1336) Supply and distribution managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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Licensing and/or Professional Associations

In many occupations you must be registered with or obtain a license from a local authority in the state or territory where you want to practise your occupation. Contact the local authority in your relevant state or territory to enquire about the licensing or registration requirements. It may benefit to become a member of a relevant industry association for your occupation which could help with your employment and visa application prospects. 


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