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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Other Visual Arts or Crafts Professional
Other Visual Arts or Crafts Professional

Other Visual Arts or Crafts Professionals include jobs like Leadlighter, Multimedia Artist, Quilter, and Textile Artist.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Manager
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Manager

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate advertising, public relations…

Estimated pay
$2,224/week
Future demand
Strong

Sales and Marketing Manager
Sales and Marketing Manager

Promote an organisation's goods and services to improve sales and influence the goodwill of the public.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Nutritionist
Nutritionist

Nutritionists integrate, disseminate and apply knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to enhance positive effects of food…

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$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Procurement Manager
Procurement Manager

Procurement Managers manage the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for organisations.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Medical Technician
Medical Technician

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with…

Estimated pay
$1,159/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians fill and label patients' prescriptions under the supervision of Pharmacists.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Barista
Barista

Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in cafes, coffee shops, restaurants or dining…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Cafe Worker
Cafe Worker

Prepare, serve and sell food and drinks to customers at cafes and similar establishments.

Estimated pay
$1,030/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Delivery Driver
Delivery Driver

Drive vehicles to deliver goods and stock as scheduled.

Estimated pay
$1,010/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Information Officer
Information Officer

Talk to customers about an organisation and its products and services; handle feedback and inquiries.

Estimated pay
$1,192/week
Future demand
Strong

Engraver
Engraver

Engravers inscribe letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable