How to become a Cashier

Cashiers receive cash, cheques or credit/debit card payments, record these payments using cash registers or electronic equipment and provide change to customers.

Personal requirements of a Cashier

  • Enjoy clerical and administrative tasks
  • Able to work quickly and accurately
  • Confidence in handling money
  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service skills

Education & Training for a Cashier

You can work as a cashier without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a cashier through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 1.8%

NSW 27.8%

NT 1.2%

QLD 16.9%

SA 9.2%

TAS 2.6%

VIC 29.1%

WA 11.5%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 25.1%

Female 75%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 8%

Not completed Year 12: 29.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 34.8%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 8.9%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 3.1%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.2%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 3.2%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 74.6%

Above 35 years: 25.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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