Welcome to Retail Services!
Can you think of a workplace or industry that does not rely on good customer service?
Retail Services crosses over so many areas of business, that the skills you develop here will serve you well into your future.
Not just a shop-keeper – it’s all about communicating with customers, developing trust and being professional.
Meet one of our Retail Teachers, Mrs Nicole Prior with a brief course overview.
Meet student Lilly Clarke and how she sees the skills she learns in Retail helping her in the future.
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Where are they Now?
NEWMAN 2004 GRADUATE
After finishing her School-based Traineeship with Touchwood Flowers, Ashley went on to work in a full time capacity and today is the owner of Touchwood Flowers.
Retail Services FAQ's
This is a qualification that focuses on developing customer services skills. These skills are relevant within all industries. Retail Services compliments all other VET subjects. It provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of retail settings including specialty retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants.
We cover WHS and security in a retail setting, to ensure safety. Handling and counting money is developed and understanding ordering stock is explored. We finish the course off with Visual Merchandising techniques.
No. You just need to be interested in learning how to provide good customer service.
A Retail Service workplacement is very broad and, with just a few exceptions, wherever you are providing customer service, you may be able to complete a Retail Services placement.
Where are they Now?
NEWMAN 2002 GRADUATE
After graduating Matthew went on to study Lighting Design, Illumination Science and now works as a Lighting Specification Manager at Euroluce.
Matthew works with Architects and Engineers to design lighting for commercial and hospitality projects. Matthew now works on projects all over the globe, from Australia, to Europe and America.
Why Choose Retail?
Can you think of a workplace or industry that does not rely on good customer service? Retail Services crosses over so many areas of business that the skills you develop here, will serve you well into your future.
Helping others feel good about their retail experience can be very rewarding. Being experienced in Retail Services develops good communication skills and leads to sales.
Sales means profits – profits make good business. Good Business makes people feel good.
Not just a shop-keeper – it’s all about communicating with customers, developing trust and being professional. Skills developed in the Retail Services course transfer to a whole gamut of jobs for the future.
Learning about Retail Services helps to develop an understanding of online marketing concepts and sales techniques. This is an area of exponential growth in the buying and selling of goods and services worldwide.