Antique Dealers buy and sell antiques such as furniture, art, jewellery and china. They may also clean, restore and value antiques.

    You can work as an Antique Dealer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Antique Dealers.

    Tasks

    • Determines product mix, stock levels and service standards.
    • Formulates and implements purchasing and marketing policies, and sets prices.
    • Promotes and advertises the establishment's goods and services.
    • Sells goods to customers and advises them on product use.
    • Maintains records of stock levels and financial transactions.
    • Undertakes budgeting for the establishment.
    • Controls selection, training and supervision of staff.
    • Ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

    All Retail Managers

    • $1,440 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Antique Dealers

    • 710 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 49 hours Average full-time
    • 58 years Average age
    • 46% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Antique Dealers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 800 in 2011 to 710 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Antique Dealers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in the Retail Trade industry.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (54%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 49 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 58 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (83%).
    • Gender: 46% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Retail Trade92.3
    Other Services3.8
    Wholesale Trade2.3
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing0.6
    Other Industries1.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateAntique DealersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.031.6
    VIC31.425.6
    QLD13.820.0
    SA10.67.0
    WA7.510.8
    TAS7.32.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT1.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketAntique DealersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-241.0-9.39.3
    25-344.5-22.922.9
    35-4411.1-22.022.0
    45-5421.4-21.621.6
    55-5917.5-9.09.0
    60-6414.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over30.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationAntique DealersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree22.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma14.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.8-21.121.1
    Year 1218.9-18.118.1
    Year 116.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below18.9-12.512.5

    You can work as an Antique Dealer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Antique Dealers.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Retail Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Retail Managers who provide good customer service, have strong people skills, are organised and well presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      77% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Education and Training

      61% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    3. Administration and Management

      60% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    4. Sales and Marketing

      59% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    5. English Language

      54% Skill level

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

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Contact With Others

      97% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Deal With External Customers

      94% Important

      How important is it to work with customers or the public?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      92% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers.

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