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Diploma of Retail Management

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Broaden your horizons and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to run a large-scale retail operation in a senior role. A Diploma of Retail Management (SIR50112) will provide you with industry insights, that will boost you up the career ladder or inspire you to launch a venture of your own.

Covering daily operations, staff training and development, marketing strategies, financial considerations and navigating the relatively new field of online branding and sales, this course is comprehensive in scope and invaluable in its insights.

Delivered online by Foundation Education, you can set your own study times, work at your own pace and get the most out of your learning experience.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Have the required language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete a diploma-level qualification
  • Have access to a computer, the internet and an active email address
  • Have computer literacy skills
  • Have the capacity to complete assessment items within the required timeframes

To undertake this qualification, individuals are also required to have retail management experience in areas such as:

  • Managing store presentation and pricing
  • Leading and managing people
  • Providing a safe working environment

A certified copy of the following qualifications will also be highly regarded:

  • Certificate III in Retail Operations (SIR30212)
  • Certificate IV in Retail Management (SIR40212)

Areas of study

In this retail course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units

  • SIRXFIN005A - Manage operations to budget
  • SIRXSLS009A - Manage sales teams

Elective units

  • BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBHRM506A - Manage recruitment, selection and induction process
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • SIRXEBS001A - Acquire and retain online customers
  • SIRXEBS002A - Manage retail brands online
  • SIRXMER405 - Manage store presentation and pricing
  • BSBADM502B - Manage meetings
RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Retail Management (SIR50112) from Foundation Education.

This course provides you with a broad overview of the running and management of a retail business, providing you with in-depth industry insights and the skills to move up the career ladder or even launch your own business.

You will have the skills to pursue employment at a large retail store or wholesaler in a variety of senior positions such as:

  • Store manager
  • Merchandise manager
  • Buyer
  • Sales manager
  • Area/regional manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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