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SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Palmerston

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Retail Supervisor

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who lead a frontline team and manage day-to-day operations of a retail store or department to implement and deliver on organisational objectives and standards. These individuals possess a range of highly developed selling and customer engagement skills with sound knowledge of product and service offerings. They work with independence, taking responsibility for their own functions and outputs.

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

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as store manager, department manager and assistant store manager.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Retail Services include:

  • Store Manager
  • Department Manager

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Course information flyer(s)


2019 Course Information Flyers will be published early in 2019.

Entry requirements

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

A pre - enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Course fees

2019 VET fees will be published early in December 2018.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIR Retail Services Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Hair, Beauty and Retail
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7520
Fax: 08 8946 7944
Email: vet.hbr@cdu.edu.au

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Retail Management a total of Eleven (11) units of competency must be completed comprising Seven (7) Core and Five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 375 - 430.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SIRRRTF002 Monitor retail store financials
40
SIRXCEG004 Create a customer centric culture
35
SIRXHRM002 Maintain employee relations
35
SIRXMGT002 Lead a frontline team
35
SIRXRSK002 Maintain store security
20
SIRXSLS003 Achieve sales results
30
SIRXWHS003 Maintain workplace safety
35
  Total nominal hours for core units
230
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 4)
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
40
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment
40
SIRRFSA002 Supervise a food safety program
40
SITXHRM002 Roster staff
30
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
40
SIRRINV002 Control stock
35
BSBMKG401 Profile the market
50
SIRXMKT003 Manage promotional activities
50
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
145 - 200
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
375 - 430

 

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