561112 Bookmaker's Clerk

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
561112
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Bookmaker's Clerk
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

561112 BOOKMAKER'S CLERK

Alternative Title:
Penciller

Assists Bookmakers to provide oncourse betting services at race meetings. Registration or licensing is required.
This occupation is illegal in New Zealand.
Skill Level: 5
Specialisation:
Bagman/woman (Aus)

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

5611 Betting Clerks

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5611
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Betting Clerks
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5611 BETTING CLERKS

BETTING CLERKS take bets from customers at betting agencies, over the telephone and on course.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

taking bets and debiting credit accounts and bank accounts electronically, and receiving cash
recording and entering bets electronically and in transaction ledgers
issuing tickets and preparing summaries of transactions
monitoring amounts of money placed on race entrants
checking details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, and paying out money on winning tickets
verifying the identity and account balances of betting agency customers
answering betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person
may work in a call centre

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
749.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
366.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
523.80