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5611 Betting Clerks

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

5611 Betting Clerks

Betting Clerks take bets from customers at betting agencies, over the telephone and on course.

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:

  • NZQF 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.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • taking bets and debiting credit accounts and bank accounts electronically, and receiving cash
  • recording and entering bets electronically and in transaction ledgers
  • issuing tickets and preparing summaries of transactions
  • monitoring amounts of money placed on race entrants
  • checking details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, and paying out money on winning tickets
  • verifying the identity and account balances of betting agency customers
  • answering betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person
  • may work in a call centre

Occupations:

  • 561111 Betting Agency Counter Clerk
  • 561112 Bookmaker's Clerk
  • 561113 Telephone Betting Clerk
  • 561199 Betting Clerks nec

561111 Betting Agency Counter Clerk

Records and processes customer bets, payments and payouts over the counter at a betting agency for horse and dog racing, and other sports and events.

Skill Level: 5

561112 Bookmaker's Clerk

Alternative Title:

  • Penciller

Assists Bookmakers to provide oncourse betting services at race meetings. Registration or licensing is required.

This occupation is illegal in New Zealand.

Skill Level: 5

561113 Telephone Betting Clerk

Records and processes customer bets and account details over the telephone for horse and dog racing, and other sports events. May work in a call centre.

Skill Level: 5

561199 Betting Clerks nec

This occupation group covers Betting Clerks not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Keno Terminal Operator