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Betting Clerks take bets from customers at betting agencies, over the telephone and on course.
Records and processes customer bets, payments and payouts over the counter at a betting agency for horse and dog racing, and other sports and events.
Assists Bookmakers to provide oncourse betting services at race meetings. Registration or licensing is required.
Records and processes customer bets and account details over the telephone for horse and dog racing, and other sports events. May work in a call centre.
Includes Bingo Caller, Keno Terminal Operator
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 5,200 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to stay about the same at 5,100. Around 3,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a large number for an occupation of this size).
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A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary. Most workers have Year 11 and 10 as their highest level of education. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Betting Clerks who have a high attention to detail, provide good customer service and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
Talking to others.
Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
Use maths to solve problems.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
How important is it to work with others in a group or team?
How physically close are you to other people?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.