Broaden your skills and become an integral part of the booming retail sector. Learn consumer engagement and merchandise management skills valued in customer service and retail assistant roles. Support large and small retail businesses, what with further study, could even include your own.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Interact with customers
Manage feedback and complaints
Use technology including Point of Sale and scanning
Receive and handle stock and deliveries
Engage with your customers
Observe safety protocols in the workplace
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in interacting with customers and team members in a retail workplace
Confidence to handle customer feedback and complaints
Knowledge of work, health and safety practices
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Curiosity about the retail industry and consumer behaviour
Foundational computer skills for Microsoft Office and internet use
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A desire to work with people and in teams
Quick-thinking and problem solving strengths
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: General retail assistant Frontline team member Customer service professional Point-of-sale operator Checkout worker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate II in Retail Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate II in Retail Services does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Retail Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 7 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
There are no core units in this course
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