621411 Pharmacy Sales Assistant

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
621411
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Pharmacy Sales Assistant
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

621411 PHARMACY SALES ASSISTANT

Sells pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in a retail pharmacy.
Skill Level: 5

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

6214 Pharmacy Sales Assistants

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
6214
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Pharmacy Sales Assistants
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

6214 PHARMACY SALES ASSISTANTS

PHARMACY SALES ASSISTANTS sell pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in retail pharmacies.
Pharmacy Technicians are excluded from this unit group. Pharmacy Technicians are included in Unit Group 3112 Medical Technicians.
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.
Tasks Include:

accepting prescriptions for filling by Retail Pharmacists
determining customer requirements and advising customers on the selection, price and usage of non-prescription medicines
advising customers on the correct application and storage of medicines
selling goods such as non-prescription drugs, first aid supplies, toiletries and cosmetics
accepting payment for goods and services by a variety of payment methods and preparing sales invoices
promoting goods and services that are for sale
assisting with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participating in stocktakes
stacking and displaying goods for sale, and wrapping and packing goods sold

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
468.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
488.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
487.40