Take your retail career to management level as you learn techniques to create a positive working environment while managing staff, running business operations, achieving budgets and maintaining inventory levels.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work safely and ensure the safe operation of your store
Communicate effectively with staff and customers
Work with store financials including budgeting
Create and implement rosters
Implement strategies to achieve store productivity goals
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in managing staff
A sound understanding of industry-standard software systems
Communication skills to lead and motivate a team
Negotiation skills for dealing with difficult customers
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
You'll need to provide a transcript of your Certificate III in Retail OR
You'll need relevant industry employment experience, as evidenced by a cover letter and resume
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Computer skills to navigate industry software programs, for tasks like inventory management, roster planning, generating sales and inventory reports
Great communication and interpersonal skills
An affinity for working in customer service
A lifestyle that is compatible with shiftwork
The ability to multitask and organise your work operations
Experience in the retail industry, or previously studied a related course
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: Store manager , Department manager , Assistant store manager and Cluster manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Retail Management 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 IV in Retail Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 7 core and 4 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.
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