1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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8211-13 Sales Assistant (Fabric, Clothing and Footwear)

Sells soft furnishings, manchester, clothing or footwear in retail or wholesale establishments.

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

Tasks Include:

  • sells products such as footwear, haberdashery, clothing, soft furnishings and manchester items including sheets, towels, pillowcases and quilts
  • operates cash registers, accepts payments and prepares sales invoices
  • stacks and displays items for sale and wraps and packs goods sold
  • takes customers' measurements to select correct sizes of goods
  • arranges for clothes to be altered to fit customers
  • calculates length of fabrics when material is sold
  • checks stock and participates in stocktakes
  • may suggest and display accessories and colour combinations of fabrics or clothes

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