Retail Trade

Sell new or used goods to the general public

Overview

The retail trade industry covers the display and sale of new or used goods to consumers, for personal or household consumption. This includes purchase and on-selling, commission-based buying, and commission-based selling of goods (without significant transformation).

The Retail Trade industry also includes units that purchase and on sell goods to the general public using non-traditional means, including the internet.

Jobs involve the selling of food, fuel, motor vehicles and their parts, pharmaceuticals, hardware, building and garden supplies, clothing, footwear and personal accessories, recreational goods, furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods, and electrical and electronic goods.

Jobs are in any retail outlet that offers goods for public sale, department stores, non-store retailing and retail commission-based buying and/or selling.

Industry Considerations
  • Many workers do not have post-school qualifications.
  • Casual, part-time and seasonal employment is common.
  • Jobs are available throughout all geographical areas of Australia.
  • Part-time work and weekend work allows workers to combine work and study, or work and caring responsibilities.

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Jewellery Designer
Jewellery Designer

Jewellery Designers conceptualise and design prototypes and details for the manufacture of jewellery, watches, spectacles,…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Interior Designer
Interior Designer

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential…

Estimated pay
$1,155/week
Future demand
Very strong

Advertising and Marketing Professional
Advertising and Marketing Professional

Persuade and influence consumers to purchase the products or services of an organisation.

Estimated pay
$1,737/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Marketing Specialist
Marketing Specialist

Marketing Specialists identify market opportunities and advise on the development, coordination and implementation of plans…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Naturopath
Naturopath

Naturopaths treat internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances through treatment of the whole person using…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Web Administrator
Web Administrator

Web Administrators design, build and maintain websites, and provide web technology solutions and services.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designer
Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designer

Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Fashion Designer
Fashion Designer

Fashion Designers plan, design and develop clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Industrial Designer
Industrial Designer

Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Visual Arts and Crafts Professional
Visual Arts and Crafts Professional

Conceive, develop and express ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings, pottery pieces and sculptures.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Potter and Ceramic Artist
Potter and Ceramic Artist

Potters or Ceramic Artists conceive and create functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass and other fusible…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer

Design imagery and documents that fulfill a commercial or communication need.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong