Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary to work in this job.

Tasks

  • loading, unloading and transporting stock and equipment
  • replenishing vending machines with stock
  • clearing money from machines, accounting for money collected, and checking monitoring systems
  • keeping stock records, and machine maintenance and repair records
  • may test vending machines' dispensing, coin-handling, electrical, refrigeration, carbonation and ice-making systems
  • may adjust and repair vending machines and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts using hand tools and soldering-irons

Job Titles

  • Vending Machine Attendant
  • Vending Machine Attendant (also called Vending Machine Refiller)

    Specialisations: Poker Machine Attendant

Fast Facts

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • 6,700 workers Employment Size
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 42.2% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 37.4 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 69.5% female Gender Share

The number of Vending Machine Attendants grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay fairly stable over the next 5 years:
from 6,700 in 2017 to 6,700 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 6,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
  • Location: Vending Machine Attendants work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Victoria.
  • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Retail Trade.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (42.2%, fewer than the all jobs average of 68.4%), showing there are many opportunites to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 37.4 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (31.1%).
  • Gender: 69.5% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
20076900
20086300
20095200
20105100
20115300
20126100
20135500
20145300
20156000
20163800
20176700
20226700

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Accommodation and Food Services68.0
Arts and Recreation Services17.9
Retail Trade5.9
Other Services3.1
Other Industries5.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateVending Machine AttendantsAll Jobs Average
NSW23.431.6
VIC43.626.2
QLD20.819.7
SA5.26.7
WA3.810.8
TAS1.52.0
NT1.21.1
ACT0.51.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketVending Machine AttendantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-1912.5-5.25.2
20-2418.6-9.99.9
25-3412.5-23.623.6
35-4418.2-21.721.7
45-5424.2-20.820.8
55-597.8-8.88.8
60-644.4-6.06.0
65 and Over1.7-4.04.0

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

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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 to work in this job.

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Employers look for Vending Machine Attendants who are reliable and work well as part of a team.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    79% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. English Language

    78% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Mathematics

    73% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Public Safety and Security

    70% Important

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  5. Mechanical

    67% Important

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

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.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

    92% Important

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  2. Handling and Moving Objects

    90% Important

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

  3. Operating Vehicles or Equipment

    90% Important

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  4. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

    90% Important

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing mechanical machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  5. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

    89% Important

    Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9091.00 - Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers.

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