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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8291-11 Checkout Operator

Operates cash registers and receives payments for goods purchased by customers.

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

Tasks Include:

  • receives goods selected by customers, registers and totals prices on cash register
  • processes payment for goods by cash, cheques, gift vouchers, credit or debit cards and other non-cash forms of payment
  • issues sales dockets and gives change
  • counts cash in cash drawer at beginning and end of work shift
  • maintains supplies of change, wrapping and other materials used at checkout
  • pays out cash for cheques or debit card cash withdrawals
  • identifies product for weighing, calculating and recording purchase amount
  • may wrap or pack goods sold
  • may replace or substitute goods or refund cash for returned goods

Service Station Console Operator

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