Betting Clerks take bets from customers at betting agencies, over the telephone and on course.

    You can work as a Betting Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Tasks

    • taking bets and debiting credit accounts and bank accounts electronically, and receiving cash
    • recording and entering bets electronically and in transaction ledgers
    • issuing tickets and preparing summaries of transactions
    • monitoring amounts of money placed on race entrants
    • checking details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, and paying out money on winning tickets
    • verifying the identity and account balances of betting agency customers
    • answering betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person
    • may work in a call centre

    All Betting Clerks

    • $961 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 2,000 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 49 years Average age
    • 67% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Betting Clerks (in their main job) is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
    from 2,000 in 2018 to 2,000 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 1,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 200 a year).

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Betting Clerks work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $961 per week (lower than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (33%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 49 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (57%).
    • Gender: 67% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20082500
    20094600
    20102900
    20113600
    20122600
    20131900
    20142700
    20153300
    20161500
    20173500
    20182000
    20232000

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsBetting ClerksAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings9611460

    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)
    Arts and Recreation Services78.1
    Accommodation and Food Services17.2
    Health Care and Social Assistance1.3
    Administrative and Support Services0.6
    Other Industries2.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateBetting ClerksAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.931.6
    VIC20.525.6
    QLD19.820.0
    SA6.57.0
    WA10.210.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT4.31.0
    ACT0.91.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketBetting ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.3-5.05.0
    20-2411.8-9.39.3
    25-3416.4-22.922.9
    35-4412.6-22.022.0
    45-5416.2-21.621.6
    55-5911.6-9.09.0
    60-6411.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over17.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: 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 QualificationBetting ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree8.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV12.4-21.121.1
    Year 1230.2-18.118.1
    Year 119.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below29.9-12.512.5

    You can work as a Betting Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • national police check

    Thinking about study or training?

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

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    Employers look for Betting Clerks who have a high attention to detail, provide good customer service and are reliable.

    Filter Skills & Knowledge

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      51% Skill level

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

    2. Mathematics

      50% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    3. English Language

      40% Skill level

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

    4. Sales and Marketing

      39% Skill level

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

    5. Economics and Accounting

      36% Skill level

      Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

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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.

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    Demands

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

    1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      94% Important

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

    2. Contact With Others

      92% Important

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

    3. Work With Work Group or Team

      89% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    4. Physical Proximity

      88% Important

      How physically close are you to other people?

    5. Being Exact or Accurate

      87% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

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