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Street Vendors and Related Salespersons sell goods and services on established routes, door-to-door, and at street and market locations.
Drives a van or light truck on established routes to sell goods and services.
Specialisations: Ice-cream Van Vendor, Milk Vendor
Sells goods or services from door-to-door.
Specialisations: Door-to-door Fundraising Collector, Party Plan Salesperson
Sells goods or services to customers at a street or market location.
Specialisations: Market Stall Vendor
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 5,800 workers. The number of workers has fallen over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to fall to 5,100. Around 4,000 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. Around one in two workers have Year 12 as their highest level of education.
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 Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Teaching and course design.
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Talking to others.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Looking for ways to help people.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Write in a way that people can understand.
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.
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.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
Communicating with customers, the public, government, and others in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?
How important is it to work with customers or the public?
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
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.
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
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.