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 or Automotive Sales. 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.
Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Retail Services or Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Packages that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.
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.
- Certificate II in Retail *
- Certificate II in Retail (07) *
- Certificate II in Retail Services *
- Certificate III in Retail
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:
Service Skills Australia
Information for other states and territories: