Certificate III in Retail – SIR30216

Looking to take your retail customer service to the next level? This qualification builds and recognises skills surrounding the customer along with managing daily store operations and staff. Graduates will get recognition of their sales skills and full understanding of the retail industry to support future career growth.

Australian Qualifications Framework

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have the primary responsibility of engaging the customer, maintaining daily store operations and delivering on organisational expectations. They have sound knowledge of product and service offerings. These individuals possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required. They work with some independence under limited supervision. Some individuals working at this level are responsible for supervising other team members and monitoring day-to-day workplace operations.

The qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of retail settings including specialty retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants.

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as frontline sales assistant, customer service representative, shop assistant, retail supervisor, team leader and senior sales assistant.

  1. Engage the customer (SIRXCEG001)
  2. Assist with customer difficulties (SIRXCEG002)
  3. Build customer relationships and loyalty (SIRXCEG003)
  4. Work effectively in a team (SIRXCOM002)
  5. Work effectively in a service environment (SIRXIND001)
  6. Identify and respond to security risks (SIRXRSK001)
  7. Sell to the retail customer (SIRXSLS001)
  8. Contribute to workplace health and safety (SIRXWHS002)

We will work with you to determine the right elective units to undertake based on your intended career direction and so that you meet the necessary criteria for graduating.

Select Your Training Option

This qualification is available through Opportune Professional Development (RTO ID: 60072) in all Australian states via either a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) approach, traditional study or as part of a traineeship. Please choose your preferred option below.

Experienced Based Qualification

Experience Based Qualification

Our Experience Based Qualification option maps your real-world experience to this qualification. Meaning no study or exams.

6 hours over 4 weeks

Nationally Recognised Training

Govt subsidy available (QLD)

Cost: $2,000

This tuition fee under EBQ is only $220 if located in QLD (eligibility criteria apply).

The steps to complete an Experience Based Qualification are:

  1. Review your skills to match your qualification
  2. Discuss your experience
  3. Provide work samples
  4. Supervisor sign-off
  5. Learning (only if you need it)
  6. You are qualified!

Please refer to the full EBQ process in our training options video.

If you have a ‘Statement of Attainment’ (or transcript) for a subject in this qualification you do not need to complete it again. Provide this to us when you enrol and if we assess it as being relevant we will credit the subject.

Our Skills Coaches are qualified and experienced Leadership practitioners and hold a Training and Assessment certification. Your Skills Coach will hold the qualification you are studying (and most likely higher industry qualifications as well) and have extensive and up to date industry knowledge. This means that you are talking to someone who understands what it is like to be in a practical day to day role like yours. You will be introduced to your Skills Coach when you register for the program.

If you have gaps in your knowledge or practical experience, your Skills Coach will provide you with additional training or work-based activities to undertake. This may involve completing an online learning module, case study or workplace project.

Study Based Qualification

Study Based Qualification

Our Study Based Qualification option is suitable for students who have no prior experience and are not employed in a traineeship.

12 months

Nationally Recognised Training

Cost: $3,000

If you have a ‘Statement of Attainment’ (or transcript) for a subject in this qualification you do not need to complete it again. Provide this to us when you enrol and if we assess it as being relevant we will credit the subject.

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work based qualification

Work Based Qualification

Our Work Based Qualification option is designed for students who have a formal traineeship agreement with their employer.

12 months

Nationally Recognised Training

Govt subsidy available (all states)

Cost: $3,000

This tuition fee is reduced to $300 for trainees in Tasmania. For all other states, a $4,000 rebate is available for employers of full-time trainees ($1,500 for part-time).

The tuition fee is reduced to $300 for trainees in Tasmania as the Tasmanian government pays Opportune to deliver this training. For all other states, a $4,000 rebate is available for employers of full-time trainees ($1,500 for part-time).

Eligibility criteria. The student must:

  • Be on a traineeship contract with their employer.
  • Enrol in the course within 3 months of starting their traineeship (12 months if part-time).
  • Be resident of the state they are accessing the funding from.

Traineeships are roles offered by employers who agree to offer training as part of the employment contract.

For more assistance with understanding and sourcing a traineeship, visit the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways

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