Unit of competency details

SIRXCCS001A - Apply point-of-sale handling procedures (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIRXCCS201 - Apply point-of-sale handling procedures 12/Jun/2012
Supersedes and is equivalent to WRRCS2B - Apply point of sale handling proceduresUpdated and equivalent to WRRCS2B 10/Nov/2010

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Nov/2010

Training packages that include this unit

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ACM10 - Animal Care and ManagementAnimal Care and Management 1.0-2.0 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.1 
SFL10 - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-1.3 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-3.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 1.0-3.0 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIT10207 - Certificate I in HospitalityCertificate I in HospitalitySuperseded
SIT30407 - Certificate III in Tourism (Visitor Information Services)Certificate III in Tourism (Visitor Information Services)Deleted
SIT30707 - Certificate III in HospitalityCertificate III in HospitalitySuperseded
ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal ServicesCertificate III in Companion Animal ServicesSuperseded
AUR21105 - Certificate II in Automotive SalesCertificate II in Automotive SalesSuperseded1-2 
CHC30608 - Certificate III in Active VolunteeringCertificate III in Active VolunteeringSuperseded
SIT40307 - Certificate IV in HospitalityCertificate IV in HospitalitySuperseded
SFI20611 - Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)Superseded
FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry OperationsCertificate III in Wine Industry OperationsSuperseded1-2 
SIR20107 - Certificate II in Community PharmacyCertificate II in Community PharmacySuperseded
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080501 Sales  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080501 Sales  25/Nov/2008 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate point-of-sale equipment, apply store policy and procedures to a range of transactions, interact with customers, and package or wrap an item for transportation.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to frontline service personnel. It requires the team member to demonstrate the ability to operate a range of point-of-sale equipment in order to complete sales, returns and exchange transactions according to store policies, and process a number of methods of payment. It further requires the demonstrated ability to package and arrange transportation for goods where required.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 


Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

The required outcomes described in this unit contain applicable facets of employability skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit is packaged will assist in identifying employability skills requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria




Operate point-of-sale equipment.


Operate point -of -sale equipment  according to design specifications.


Open and close point-of-sale terminal according to store policy and procedures .


Clear point-of-sale terminal and transfer tender according to store procedure.


Handle cash according to store security procedures.


Maintain supplies of change in point-of-sale terminal according to store policy.


Attend active point-of-sale terminals according to store policy.


Complete records for transaction errors according to store policy.


Maintain adequate supplies of dockets, vouchers and point -of -sale documents .


Inform customers  of delays in the point-of-sale operation.


Use numbers in the workplace.


Accurately list a range of possible retail workplace numerical problems .


Collect numerical information from various sources and calculate accurately with or without the use of a calculator.


Perform point-of-sale transactions.


Complete point -of -sale transactions  according to store policy.


Identify and apply store procedures in respect of cash and non-cash transactions.


Identify and apply store procedures in regard to exchanges and returns.


Move goods through point-of-sale area efficiently and with attention to fragility and packaging.


Accurately enter information entered into point-of-sale equipment.


State price or total and amount of cash received verbally to customer.


Tender correct change.


Complete sales.


Complete customer order forms, invoices and receipts accurately.


Accurately identify and process customer delivery requirements according to set timeframes.


Process sales transactions or direct customers to point-of-sale terminals according to store policy without undue delay.


Wrap and pack goods.


Maintain and request adequate supplies of wrapping and packaging materials .


Select appropriate wrapping or packaging material.


Wrap merchandise neatly and effectively where required.


Pack items safely to avoid damage in transit, and attach labels where required.


Arrange transfer of merchandise for parcel pick-up or other delivery methods  if required.

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • following set routines and procedures
  • interpersonal communication skills to:
  • inform customers of delays
  • state price or total and amount of cash received
  • request adequate supplies of wrapping material or bags through clear and direct communication
  • ask questions to identify and confirm requirements
  • share information
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication
  • questioning and active listening
  • dealing with different types of transactions
  • wrapping and packing techniques
  • store bag checking procedures
  • merchandise handling techniques
  • literacy skills in regard to sales and delivery documentation
  • numeracy skills in regard to rendering change.

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • store policy and procedures in relation to:
  • customer service
  • point-of-sale transactions
  • allocated duties and responsibilities
  • exchanges and returns
  • handling, packing and wrapping of goods or merchandise
  • the range of services provided by the store
  • stock availability
  • relevant legislation and statutory requirements, including:
  • Trade Practices Act and consumer law
  • industry codes of practice
  • OHS
  • cash and non-cash handling procedures, including:
  • opening and closing point-of-sale terminal
  • clearance of terminal and transference of tender
  • maintenance of cash float
  • tendering of change
  • counting cash
  • calculating non-cash documents
  • balancing point-of-sale equipment
  • recording takings
  • security of cash and non-cash transactions
  • change required and denominations of change
  • numeracy skills in regard to workplace functions:
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • percentages
  • use of a calculator
  • functions and procedures for operating point-of-sale equipment, including:
  • registers
  • numerical display board
  • calculators
  • electronic scales
  • scanners.

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • consistently operates point-of-sale equipment according to manufacturer instructions and store policy and procedures
  • consistently applies store policy and procedures in regard to cash handling and point-of-sale transactions
  • interprets, calculates and records numerical information accurately
  • processes sales transaction information responsibly and accurately according to store policy and procedures
  • constantly applies store policy and procedures in regard to the handling, packing, wrapping and delivery of goods or merchandise.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • a real or simulated work environment
  • relevant documentation, such as:
  • stock, inventory and price lists
  • financial transaction dockets and slips
  • lay-by, credit and product return slips
  • store policy and procedures manuals
  • a range of point-of-sale equipment.

Methods of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of performance in the workplace
  • a role play
  • third-party reports from a supervisor
  • customer feedback
  • answers to questions about specific skills and knowledge
  • review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SIRXRSK001A Minimise theft
  • SIRXCCS002A Interact with customers
  • SIRXINV001A Perform stock control procedures
  • SIRXFIN001A Balance point-of-sale terminal.

Assessing employability skills 

Employability skills are integral to effective performance in the workplace and are broadly consistent across industry sectors. How these skills are applied varies between occupations and qualifications due to the different work functions and contexts.

Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically in the context of the job role and with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.

Point -of -sale equipment  may include:

  • cash register
  • cash drawer
  • scanner
  • EFTPOS terminal
  • electronic scales
  • security tagging
  • numerical display board.

Store policy and procedures  in regard to:

  • operation of point-of-sale equipment
  • security
  • sales transactions
  • handling techniques of stock
  • financial transactions
  • cash handling.

Point -of -sale documents  may include:

  • order forms
  • lay-by slips
  • credit slips
  • product return slips
  • message pads
  • promotional materials.

Customers  may include:

  • new or repeat contacts
  • internal and external contacts
  • customers with routine or special requests
  • people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.

Numerical problems  may include:

  • calculations of cash amounts and change
  • addition and subtraction
  • multiplication and division
  • percentages
  • measurement
  • estimation of quantities.

Point -of -sale transactions  may include:

  • cheques
  • travellers cheques
  • credit cards and store cards
  • smart cards
  • lay-by
  • returns
  • exchanges
  • gift vouchers.

Wrapping and packaging materials  may include:

  • boxes
  • bags
  • paper
  • bubble wrap
  • gift wrapping
  • adhesive tape
  • ribbon
  • string.

Delivery methods  may include:

  • parcel pick-up
  • post or express post
  • courier
  • freight
  • domestic or international delivery.

Unit Sector(s)



Competency field

Competency field 

Client and Customer Service