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Checkout Operator

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


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
Specialisations
  • Service Station Console Operator
Job prospects for Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers in Victoria

Occupations in the Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers group include Checkout Operator and Office Cashier.

Employment prospects
There are currently 34,900 Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers 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
$792.50

Hourly earnings
$21.00

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

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