Anzsco 6311 checkout operators and office cashiers


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:

NZ Register 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


631111 Checkout Operator

631112 Office Cashier


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

Skill Level: 5


Service Station Console Operator


Alternative Title:


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

Skill Level: 5

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Income of persons working full-time

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What’s it like to be a Cashier?

Cashiers receive cash, cheques or credit/debit card payments, record these
payments using cash registers or electronic equipment and provide change to

Shiftwork and irregular hours may be involved. Most cashiers are employed on a
part-time or casual basis. In most workplaces you will need to use computer
systems for sales or payment processing.

How much can I expect to earn?

Full-time employed Cashier earn an average of $728 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $37856 excluding super.]

Personal requirements

  • enjoy clerical and administrative tasks
  • able to work quickly and accurately
  • confidence in handling money
  • good communication skills
  • good customer service skills.

This job also involves:

Full use of hands/fingers

Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to

Good vision for detail

These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.

Mainly indoor work

Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.

Reading or writing

These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing

Standing for long periods

The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs are usually performed
standing up for periods of at least two hours at a stretch.

This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:

Semi-skilled Jobs

These jobs generally require no specific education for entry. Practical skills
are often more important than level of education. Certificate I or II training
is available for some jobs.

Study requirements

At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this


School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.

Duties and tasks of a Cashier

Cashiers may perform the following tasks:

  • receive goods selected by the customer and operate cash registers
  • talk with other staff where there is doubt about a particular price
  • receive payment for goods from customers and provide change as shown by the electronic cash register
  • weigh, wrap or pack goods and remove price tags and special security tabs
  • help customers find products in the store
  • price items with a price gun and rotate stock by bringing the old stock forward on the shelves during quieter times
  • process payment for accounts such as telephone or electricity bills and issue receipts
  • work out totals for cash and other takings at the end of each working day
  • count and prepare money for deposit in a bank or building society
  • keep records of amounts received and paid, and regularly check the cash balance against this record
  • operate automatic ticket-issuing machines and other computerised equipment.


Service Station Cashier

A service station cashier receives payments by cash, cheque and credit/debit
cards for petrol and other merchandise at service stations, balances takings
against register sales records and gives basic assistance and advice to

Office Cashier

An office cashier receives and banks takings and makes payments in an office.
In addition to receiving payments from customers, they may prepare wages or
arrange for electronic transfer of funds, count and record monies received,
balance takings against register sales records and produce periodic sales reports.