1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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8211-17 Sales Assistant (Postal Services)

Serves customers by advising on postal rates and sells postal products such as stamps, envelopes and philatelic products at a post office or postal agency premises.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • sells stamps, philatelic products and other agency products
  • assists in the preparation of promotional displays
  • issues and pays money orders
  • processes a range of savings bank and other agency transactions
  • receives lettergrams, electronic mail and other messages for transmission and delivery
  • operates point-of-sale, message transmission, facsimile or image transmission equipment
  • refills automatic vending machines and postpoints
  • performs limited mail processing, delivery and collection duties and accepts bulk mail lodgements
  • may operate mechanised mail handling equipment and reset franking machines
  • may undertake office balance, banking and stock replenishment activities

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