CHECKOUT OPERATORS AND OFFICE CASHIERS – UNIT GROUP 6311

General Description

CHECKOUT OPERATORS AND OFFICE CASHIERS operate cash registers and receive payments from customers, and issue receipts and return change due.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 5

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • 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.

 

Task Information

  • 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 in this group:

(1)631111 CHECKOUT OPERATOR
Operates cash registers and receives payments for goods purchased by customers.

Specialisation: Service Station Console Operator

(2)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.

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