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Sales Assistant (General)

Sales Assistant (General)

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Also known as Retail Sales Assistant.

Sells goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in a retail or wholesale establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • determining customer requirements and advising on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care
  • demonstrating and explaining to customers the establishment's goods and services
  • selling food, beverages, clothing, footwear and other personal and household goods and services
  • accepting payment for goods and services by a variety of payment methods and preparing sales invoices
  • assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stocktakes
Specialisations
  • Clothing Sales Assistant
  • Cosmetic Sales Assistant
  • Fast Food Sales Assistant
  • Hardware Sales Assistant
Job prospects for Sales Assistants (General) in Victoria

Occupation in the Sales Assistants (General) group include Sales Assistant (General)

Employment prospects
There are currently 138,300 Sales Assistants (General) in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$863.70

Hourly earnings
$22.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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