Betting Agency Counter Clerks record and process customer bets, payments and payouts over the counter at betting agencies, for horse and dog racing, and other sports and events.

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

    Tasks

    • Takes bets and debits credit accounts and bank accounts electronically, as well as receiving cash.
    • Records and enters bets electronically and in transaction ledgers.
    • Issues tickets and prepares summaries of transactions.
    • Monitors amounts of money placed on race entrants.
    • Checks details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, and pays out money on winning tickets.
    • Verifies the identity and account balances of betting agency customers.
    • Answers betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person.

    More about Betting Clerks

    All Betting Clerks

    • $961 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Betting Agency Counter Clerks

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 40% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 51 years Average age
    • 66% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Betting Agency Counter Clerks (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 1,600 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Betting Agency Counter Clerks work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (40%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 51 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (61%).
    • Gender: 66% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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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)
    Arts and Recreation Services80.9
    Accommodation and Food Services17.0
    Administrative and Support Services0.4
    Public Administration and Safety0.4
    Other Industries1.3

    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.
    StateBetting Agency Counter ClerksAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.531.6
    VIC26.525.6
    QLD16.720.0
    SA4.87.0
    WA14.010.8
    TAS2.52.0
    NT2.11.0
    ACT0.91.9

    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 BracketBetting Agency Counter ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.3-5.05.0
    20-2410.0-9.39.3
    25-3415.7-22.922.9
    35-4412.0-22.022.0
    45-5416.8-21.621.6
    55-5911.8-9.09.0
    60-6412.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over19.6-4.24.2

    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 QualificationBetting Agency Counter ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.4-21.121.1
    Year 1229.5-18.118.1
    Year 118.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below30.4-12.512.5

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

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • responsible service of gambling certificate

    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.

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    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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    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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    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, 39-3012.00 - Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners.

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