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 Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 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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