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Diploma of Retail Leadership

This course is for Retail Managers who want to advance their management careers in the sector.

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SIR50116 Diploma of Retail Leadership

The Diploma of Retail Leadership allows you to enhance your existing management skills in the retail sector. You will be a someone who does not want to just manage your staff, but lead your team to success.

In this qualification you will learn:

  • How to manage a retail business
  • Lead and manage across multiple stores or departments
  • Follow business strategies to deliver profitable results for the organisation
  • Support senior management
  • Provide leadership to retail teams
  • Plan and evaluate your work and the work of others

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a Diploma of Retail Leadership (SIR50116).

Possible job outcomes may include:

  • Area Manager
  • State Manager
  • Senior Store Manager
  • Cluster Manager
  • Small Business Owner

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

OR have relevant industry employment experience in a job role that has involved the application of skills and knowledge described in core units of competency from the SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management.

You will require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. If you have not previously completed a Certificate IV qualification you may be required to undertake an Online LLN TEST prior to commencing enrolment in this course.

If completing the online course you will also need:

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection

Not sure whether this is you? Contact us or Find out your LLN level now!

Units of Competency

To be awarded this qualification you must show competency in a total of 10 units.
4 core and 6 electives.

Core Units

  • SIRRSTR001 Undertake strategic planning in retail
  • SIRXCHA002 Lead the change process
  • SIRXMGT003 Provide leadership to others
  • SIRRRTF003 Drive retail profitability

Elective Units*

  • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence
  • BSBLED501 Develop a Workplace Learning Environment
  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

*Alternative electives may be available upon request, but are not guaranteed. The elective units selected must meet the training package rules for this qualification. To view the full list of electives available in this qualification please visit training.gov.au.

Delivery Options

OPTION 1 – Study Online
Study where and when it suits you by using our interactive elearning platform. You will have 12 months to complete this course at your own pace. You will be able to contact your trainer by email and phone for assistance.

OPTION 2 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same online course at our facilities using our resources and equipment at no extra cost. If you need some direction, we will have staff available to provide additional support if required. This option is not available at all locations, bookings are essential

OPTION 3 – Study in Class
By request only. We can schedule a 5 or 10 day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop to complete the course in full.

OPTION 4 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification you may be eligible for RPL. Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine if this is the right option for you. Find out more about our RPL Process here.


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

Course Fees

Course fees may vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Payment Plans available

Higher Level Skills (HLS) Funding
Asset College is approved to deliver the Diploma of Retail Leadership under the Queensland Government’s HLS Funding for eligible participants. For more information or to determine your eligibility please visit our Government Funded Training page.



“I am impressed with the level of professionalism demonstrated by your organisation, I deal with a number of RTO’s, probably too much and from time to time see the not so good side of them.
Just refreshing to deal with your company and to be treated so well along the whole process. I would also like to thank the instructor Glen who conducted the course and made it enjoyable and interesting. Your professionalism is noted.”

Greg Lewis

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