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6311 Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers

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

Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers operate cash registers and receive payments from customers, and issue receipts and return change due.

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.

Tasks Include:

  • scanning, weighing and recording prices of goods
  • receiving and processing payments for goods and services by cash, cheques, gift vouchers, credit and debit cards and other payment types
  • issuing sales dockets and giving change
  • maintaining supplies of change, wrapping and other materials used at checkout
  • counting and recording money received and balancing against register sales records, and preparing money for deposit in financial institutions
  • recording and balancing petty cash disbursements
  • operating a computer terminal to administer the store's financial transaction system
  • cashing authorised cheques

Occupations:

  • 631111 Checkout Operator
  • 631112 Office Cashier

631111 Checkout Operator

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

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Service Station Console Operator

631112 Office Cashier

Alternative Title:

  • Cashier

Receives payments from customers, issues receipts, returns change due, and meets the public and explains charging and billing policy.

Skill Level: 5