Career Advice
E.g. nurse, resume, interview, sales...
🔍
🔍

Cashier

Take payments and process exchanges and refunds in a retail environment.

What's it like to be a Cashier?

Cashiers interact with customers to take payments, process exchanges and refunds, explain or recommend items and answer questions. They often work in supermarkets, restaurants, shops, car parks and most other places where a high volume of payments are received.

Cashier

Tasks and duties

  • Cash handling.
  • EFTPOS machine operation.
  • Advising customers on products or services.
  • Processing returns and exchanges.
  • Resolving complaints.
  • Providing receipts, invoices and other types of paperwork.
  • Handling gift cards and vouchers.
  • Wrapping and bagging physical items.
  • Balancing the cash register.
  • Providing credit and debit reports.

What can I earn as a Cashier?

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT
loading

Latest Cashier jobs on SEEK

Next
info
Source: Full time annual package based on job ad data.

How to become a Cashier


SEEK Learning
You don’t need any formal qualifications to become a Cashier, though it helps to have a good grasp of arithmetic.

  1. Get on-the-job training. You might enter into an organisation at a lower level and receive training to become a Cashier as you learn the processes and functions required in the role.
  2. Consider formal learning with a Certificate II in Retail Services (SIR20216) at TAFE. This course covers working effectively in a service organisation, as well as how to identify security risks.
  3. You can go a little deeper and earn a Certificate III in Retail (SIR30216). This course covers working effectively in a service organisation.

Explore related qualifications

SEEK users who have worked as a Cashier have studied these qualifications.

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Certificate II in Retail Services

This certificate prepares you for a career in the retail industry. It will give you the skills needed to work under supervision of others.
Compare institutions
Certificate II in Retail Services provider logo
Certificate II in Retail Services provider logo
Certificate II in Retail Services provider logo
Certificate II in Retail Services provider logo

Certificate III in Retail

This qualification prepares you for a career in the retail industry and for roles in specialty stores, supermarkets and department stores.
Compare institutions
Certificate III in Retail provider logo
Certificate III in Retail provider logo
Certificate III in Retail provider logo
Certificate III in Retail provider logo

Certificate II in Business

This certificate gives you the skills and knowledge required for a range of junior administrative roles.
Compare institutions
Certificate II in Business provider logo
Certificate II in Business provider logo
Certificate II in Business provider logo
Certificate II in Business provider logo
Powered bySEEK Learning

Skills and experience employers are looking for

Hi there, have any of these? Add your skills directly to your SEEK Profile.


Skills listed in your SEEK Profile


Based on your skills, here are some roles to explore

Roles where your skills are commonly valued by employers.
Sign in and add skills to your SEEK Profile, to see roles that match your skill-set
Did you find this helpful?
🙂
😐
😦
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Upskill with an online short course

Get instant access to online training for these in-demand Cashier skills

Is Cashier the right role for me?


Job market trends for Cashiers
All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Job opportunities

Cashier jobs on SEEK
64
Jobs on SEEK right now
Source: SEEK
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Role Reviews

Latest Cashier reviews

Latest reviews from 45 Cashiers surveyed on SEEK
All
Positive
Negative
May 2021
Cashiering is a good job,,one just needs to be more careful with balancing and accountability
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Finance
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Payments and purchasing
The good things
Getting to interact with customers hence creating connections and relations
The challenges
Precision at work.. dealing with numbers is crucial especially since you're all responsible about the financing of the particular company
Read more
May 2021
Being a cashier is grate you'll make heaps of friends
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed Year 10
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Tills
The good things
Being a cashier is a good time as you get to talk to the customers and your team while working it doesn't feel much like a job
The challenges
Some of the time you'll get an annoying customer or run out of bank note or coins
Read more
info
Source: SEEK Role Reviews