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It’s Independent Retailer Month! Considering a retail role or becoming a small business owner?

Happy Independent Retailer Month! Now is the perfect time to embark on a career in the retail sector. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) projects there will be growth of 4.1 percent over the next five years in employment within food retailing, clothing and personal accessories, hardware and garden supplies, and supermarket and grocery stores. Already, the retail sector is the second largest in Australia, employing over one million Australians currently.

There are many positive benefits to be gained from a career in retail, including variety, flexibility, job benefits and the fact that retail is everywhere. When it comes to variety, there are many different retail industry sectors to choose from, including food retail, clothing retail and hardware. Retail is also an industry where you can start at the bottom and work your way to the top, giving you a multitude of job opportunities. There is flexibility in retail, in the hours that you work and part time or full time opportunities, which gives you the ability to manage a career and family responsibilities easily. Retail job benefits include the ability to choose which sector you will work from to suit your personality and interests. You may even have the potential to receive staff discounts and other benefits in your chosen career. With retail outlets everywhere around you and even online, you’re never short on the opportunity to find a job, because everyone needs to shop!

Kirana offers a range of Retail qualifications from Certificate II to Certificate IV level, to ensure you have all the necessary skills to be a valuable asset to the industry.

SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services

The Certificate II in Retail Services is an entry-level qualification for those wishing to work in the retail sector. This qualification will give you basic retail operational knowledge and practical skills within defined retail roles (customer care, product service and advice, checkout operations, re-stocking etc) under the supervision of a manager.

SIR30212 Certificate III in Retail Operations

The Certificate III in Retail Operations will give you the skills and knowledge to successfully work in the sector. In this course you’ll learn how to provide customer care, deal with the public, use retail technology, provide product and service advice, and handle money.

SIR40212 Certificate IV in Retail Management

The Certificate IV in Retail Management will give you the skills and knowledge to successfully undertake frontline management in the retail sector including; customer care, dealing with the public, legislation, retail technology, in depth product and service advice and money handling skills while managing a team or smaller retail store.

The Certificate IV in Retail Management can also lead you to operating your own small business retail store. One of the most appealing things about owning your own business is that you get to be your own boss. You will get to choose who works for you, and you get to work at what you love! As the old proverb says, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Starting your own business may seem like a daunting task, but with the right qualifications, anything is possible. Here at Kirana we have a range of courses that can get you started on your career in retail. We are here to help you, and you can contact us here if you have any questions about our courses and your options.

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