This is the second largest industry in Australia, with over 1.2 million people. There are jobs throughout Australia in a variety of stores. Part-time work is common and many workers do not have post-school qualifications. Part-time work is common and weekend work makes this industry a good option for workers who would like to combine work and study, or work and caring responsibilities.

Job Profiles

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Bakers and Pastrycooks

Bakers and Pastrycooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $907 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Butchers and Smallgoods Makers

Butchers and Smallgoods Makers select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply, operate meat and smallgoods processing machines, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,079 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Call, Contact Centre & Customer Service Managers

Call or Contact Centre and Customer Service Managers organise and control the operations of call or contact centres, review customer services, and maintain sound customer relations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,274 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Car Detailers

Car Detailers wash and clean exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touch up paint work, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $701 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers

Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers operate cash registers and receive payments from customers, and issue receipts and return change due.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $824 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Delivery Drivers

Delivery Drivers drive vans and cars to deliver goods.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $881 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Florists

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $821 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Food Trades Assistants

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

ICT Sales Assistants

ICT Sales Assistants sell computing and telecommunications related goods and services in retail and wholesale establishments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $996 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Jewellers

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rough gemstones to produce fashion and industrial jewels.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Models and Sales Demonstrators

Models and Sales Demonstrators wear and display clothing and accessories and pose for art and photography, and demonstrate goods at commercial premises, exhibitions and private homes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $860 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Motor Mechanics

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons

Motor Vehicle and Vehicle Parts Salespersons sell motor vehicles, boats, caravans, earthmoving equipment, vehicle accessories and parts in retail and wholesale establishments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $979 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters fit and replace parts and accessories on motor vehicles.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $881 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Nurserypersons

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Other Sales Support Workers

This group includes Sales Support Workers not covered elsewhere.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Pharmacists

Pharmacists ensure safe and quality use of medicines, and optimise health outcomes by contributing to selecting, prescribing, monitoring and evaluating medicine therapy, and researching, testing and developing pharmaceuticals and medical products.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,334 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Pharmacy Sales Assistants

Pharmacy Sales Assistants sell pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in retail pharmacies (Pharmacy Technicians are not included here, they are included in Medical Technicians).

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $763 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Photographic Developers and Printers

Photographic Developers and Printers edit and adjust digital images, develop photographic film, and print photographic images from digital media, negatives and positives using computer software, fully automatic equipment and by separate processes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock and inventory levels, record and coordinate the flow of materials between departments, prepare production schedules, and administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,150 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Retail and Wool Buyers

Retail and Wool Buyers select and buy goods for resale in retail establishments, and value and buy wool sold by wool growers.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Retail Managers

Retail Managers organise and control the operations of establishments which provide retail services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Retail Supervisors

Retail Supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of retail sales workers.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $943 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Sales Assistants (General)

Sales Assistants (General) sell goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in retail and wholesale establishments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $850 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Sales Representatives

Sales Representatives represent companies to sell their goods and business services to wholesale and retail establishments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Service Station Attendants

Service Station Attendants sell fuel, lubricants and other automotive accessories, and perform minor maintenance on motor vehicles at service stations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Shelf Fillers

Shelf Fillers fill up shelves and display areas in stores and supermarkets.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $778 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Storepersons

Storepersons receive, handle and despatch goods in stores and warehouses.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $927 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

Street Vendors and Related Salespersons sell goods and services on established routes, door-to-door, and at street and market locations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Visual Merchandisers

Visual Merchandisers plan and install internal, window and fixed displays to show goods to their best advantage.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III
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