1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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5999-13 Auctioneer

Sells real estate or merchandise at auction.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • appraises and lists properties or articles for auction
  • organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
  • consults vendors and sets reserve prices
  • describes properties or articles presented and the conditions of sale
  • determines or asks for starting bids
  • accepts bids from potential buyers and closes sales to the highest bidders
  • supervises the activities of auction room attendants
  • may assist in tagging and arranging articles for sale
  • may maintain sales records

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