Cashier (NSW/ACT)

State/Territory Specific Information

Education and Training:

You can work as a cashier without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a cashier through a traineeship in Retail Services. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

Additional Information:

Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Retail Services Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.

Related Courses:

While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.

*Course is offered by more than one institution. Click link for details.

  1. Certificate II in Retail Services *

Employment Opportunities:

Cashiers work in department stores, supermarkets, variety stores and related establishments in city and country locations.

With experience, cashiers may move into clerical, accounts or sales areas, or into supervisory roles.

For Further Information:

ARA Retail Institute (National Office)

1300 368 041

National Retail Association

1800 738 245

Service Skills Australia

(02) 8243 1200

Information for other states and territories: