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61 Sales Representatives and Agents

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

Sales Representatives and Agents represent companies in selling their goods and services, and sell real estate and other property on behalf of clients. ICT and Technical Sales Representatives are excluded from this sub-major group.

ICT Sales Representatives are included in Unit Group 2252 ICT Sales Professionals. Technical Sales Representatives are included in Unit Group 2254 Technical Sales Representatives.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • promoting and selling goods and services, properties and businesses
  • engaging prospective clients
  • determining the needs of prospective clients and explaining which goods, services and properties meet their needs
  • visiting clients to establish selling opportunities
  • following up clients and gauging satisfaction with goods and services purchased
  • monitoring clients' changing needs and competitor activity