Course Start Date
16 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Retail gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need for a career in retail. If you want to be a sales assistant, customer-service representative or retail supervisor, this course is an ideal pathway for employment and further study.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Build customer relationships and loyalty
- Work effectively in a team
- Work effectively in a service environment
- Identify and respond to security risks
- Contribute to workplace health and safety
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Strong customer-service skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Attention to detail
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
- Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Skills and knowledge to start your own business
- Frontline sales assistant
- Customer service representative
- Shop assistant
- Retail supervisor
- Merchandise coordinator
- Sales supervisor
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Retail Management
- Diploma of Visual Merchandising
- Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW degrees
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for learners who are job seekers, mature aged, seeking employment or re-skilling in general retail. Learners will have little or no retail industry experience or knowledge. Learners will be aspiring to work in a variety of retail industry areas, which may include; food or general retailers, automotive industry, supermarkets.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Library resources
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm, and Wednesday from 9.00am to 1.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|SIRXCEG001||Engage the customer|
|SIRXCEG002||Assist with customer difficulties|
|SIRXCEG003||Build customer relationships and loyalty|
|SIRXCOM002||Work effectively in a team|
|SIRXIND001||Work effectively in a service environment|
|SIRXRSK001||Identify and respond to security risks|
|SIRXSLS001||Sell to the retail customer|
|SIRXWHS002||Contribute to workplace health and safety|
|SIRRFSA001||Handle food safely in a retail environment|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock|
|SIRRMER001||Produce visual merchandise displays|
|SIRRMER002||Merchandise food products|
|SIRRRTF001||Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal|
|SIRWSLS002||Analyse and achieve sales targets|
|SIRXIND002||Organise and maintain the store environment|
|SIRXIND003||Organise personal work requirements|
|SIRXIND005||Develop personal productivity|
|SIRXMKT001||Support marketing and promotional activities|
|SIRXPDK002||Advise on food products and services|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
85 Barwan Street, Narrabri
Phone 131 601
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