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Working as a Sales Assistant

Average salary: $40,000 - $70,000

A Sales Assistant, also known as a retail assistant, sells goods and services, in retail and wholesale organisations.

If you enjoy talking to, and helping people, and are able to stay organised under pressure, a general sales assistant job might be one worth interviewing for.

Common duties

  • Handling consumer enquiries, and providing recommendations on products, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care
  • Showcasing the product, or goods and services range, to potential customers
  • Selling products, goods or services
  • Accepting payments
  • Managing stock, conducting product inventories and participating in stocktakes
  • Maintaining product displays

Experience and qualifications

  • No formal qualifications are required to work as a general sales assistant, however previous experience will put you ahead. Some on the job training may be provided.
  • A VET course in retail will set you apart from other candidates, and give you an edge.


  • Retail skills
  • Sales and marketing
  • Administration and management
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Great multitasking skills
  • Inventory management
  • Communication skills

Call 136 123 or email us to learn more and talk to someone about your eligibility.

Please note that we do experience peak times for phone calls, which could result in some time on hold. We aim to keep inconvenience to a minimum but please note that delays of several minutes are possible.

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