Break into the retail sector by setting yourself apart with a Certificate III qualification.
Are you seeking a competitive edge in gaining work in the diverse and dynamic retail industry?
Studying retail gives you the skills needed to work in a diverse range of retail settings including specialty retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants.
In this course you will learn how to:
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.
Government funding for SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail is available for eligible participants under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.
One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. This qualification is Release 2 and is the most up-to-date qualification available.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a Certificate III in Retail (SIR30216).
Possible job outcomes may include:
There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.
You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can check your LLN level right now.
If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.
Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.
The minimum requirement to confirm your course enrolment is to provide us with a Unique Student Identifier and payment.
You will also need to complete your enrolment form and upload photo ID.
Units of Competency
To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 13 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of skills required in retail settings at an entry level.
You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.
*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $250 per qualification (excluding RPL).
Standard Online Delivery
1 unit per month for 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer via zoom web conferencing. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.
For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.
Assessment Only / RPL
For people with evidence of their extensive experience.
We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.
You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.
If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.
Please Note: This program includes some clustered units where you may complete more than 1 unit concurrently to allow for completion of your course within the 6 or 12 month time frames.
The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.
After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:
Course fees may vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Through Debit Success Direct Deposit, it can take up to 4 days for the first installment to come through to our team – depending on when you set your installment repayments to start. So, after signing up for your course it is likely you will need to wait a couple of days before you can begin training.
ZipMoney Interest Free Terms
|3 Months Interest Free||$200 – $500|
|6 Months Interest Free||$501 – $1500|
|12 Months Interest Free||$1501 +|
Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.
Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
Please note the co-contribution fee may change after a review of your circumstances prior to enrolment in the qualification but will not exceed the above stated fees.
Please be advised that you will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program once you complete the Certificate III in Retail.
You can review the Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet produced by the Department of Employment, Training and Small Business on their website.
You can also complete your application at one of our office locations.
Call us now on 1300 731 602 to schedule a time.
APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.
SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.
CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.
JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.
INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.
PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.
Free Career Information Sessions
If you’re still undecided about whether a career in retail is right for you, you can register for a free career information session at one of our offices!
These are complimentary and will help you to navigate the opportunities available in the sector and if the pathway is right for you.
Asset College understand the training needs of the retail industry and have developed specialised programs for those wishing to enter the industry.
Our face to face retail course includes 20 hours of real work placement with real employers seeking team members.
Some of the employers we work with include:
Government Funding Eligibility
Want to find out more about your eligibility for government funding for this course?