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Checkout Operators operate cash registers and receive payments for goods purchased by customers.


  • scans, weighs and records prices of goods
  • receives and processes payments for goods and services by cash, cheques, gift vouchers, credit and debit cards and other payment types
  • issues sales dockets and gives change
  • maintains supplies of change, wrapping and other materials used at checkouts
  • counts and records money received and balances against register sales records.

To become a Checkout Operator

  • You can work as a Checkout Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in retail services might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate in Retail Services

Skills employers are looking for

  • Cash Handling

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Retail Operations

  • Computer Literacy

  • Sales

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