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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    SALES ASSISTANTS (GENERAL) sell goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in retail and wholesale establishments.

    Indicative 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • determining customer requirements and advising on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care
    • demonstrating and explaining to customers the establishment's goods and services
    • selling food, beverages, clothing, footwear and other personal and household goods and services
    • accepting payment for goods and services by a variety of payment methods and preparing sales invoices
    • assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stocktakes
    • stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold

      621111 Sales Assistant (General)


    Alternative Title:
      Retail Sales Assistant

    Sells goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in a retail or wholesale establishment.

    Skill Level: 5


      Clothing Sales Assistant
      Cosmetic Sales Assistant
      Fast Food Sales Assistant
      Hardware Sales Assistant

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