Motor vehicle trainee salesperson

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Motor industry

To be recognised as a trainee salesperson you must be employed by a licensed motor vehicle dealer.  You must also have:

As a trainee salesperson, you may undertake only the following activities under supervision:

  • Meeting and greeting customers and surveying or discussing customer needs.
  • Recording customers’ personal details for the purposes of introducing customers to licensed salespersons.
  • Showing vehicles to customers on the licensed premises of the dealer that is your employer.
  • Taking customers for vehicle demonstration drives but only in the company of a licensed salesperson.

As a trainee salesperson, you are not permitted to:

  • Negotiate with customers for the sale or purchase of vehicles.
  • Write up sales contracts.
  • In the event that your application for a salesperson’s licence is not successful, the trainee arrangement cannot continue.
  • The Department of Commerce recommends that motor vehicle dealers employing trainee salespersons enter into an agreement with each trainee clearly delineating the scope of their duties.  A suggested format for the agreement has been provided.

These arrangements were made in consultation with the Motor Trade Association of WA.

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