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SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management


The SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management qualification is ideal for individuals seeking to gain the skills and knowledge to work more independently in the retail industry and step into a supervisory or team leader role with confidence. This qualification will also provide the skills to manage your retail store. Train and supervise staff, carry out complex financial duties and manage inventory. 


The SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management qualification is designed to strengthen your retail skills and knowledge to allow you to advance your career to the next level.

This qualification and training program will prepare you to work more independently and to operate in a supervisory or team leader role with confidence. It incorporates a range of critical subjects that provide the foundations needed to effectively manage a team and workplace operations in a retail environment.

Entry Requirements

Candidate must have achieved a Certificate III in Retail


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 SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate, the requirements are :

  • Student must be 16 years or above and not enrolled at school


  • Aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through training guarantee for SACE Students
  • Students must reside in South Australia.
  • Students must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a Humanitarian Visa
  • Students should meet the minimum LLN requirements of the course
  • Students are employed in the industry and the Employer is eligible for the program

Visit  www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility criteria or  click here.

English Language Requirements

  • A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Salford College can support each student throughout the program.
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Fee Structure

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s subsidised training indicative https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility. The eligibility check is an indication only and does not confirm the eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment 

If eligible for subsidised training, apprentices and trainees are required to pay a Student Contribution Fee. The Student Contribution Fees are charged minimum at the rate of $0.50 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module.

If agreed between the employer and the apprentice/trainee, student contribution fees can be paid by the employer.

Job Trainer

Job Trainer provides school leavers, young people, and job seekers access to the training they need to get a job or develop new skills in responding to growing demand and creating pathways to future careers.

Students will pay Job Trainer rates if they meet eligibility criteria.

Job Trainer Eligibility

To access low-fee training through Job Trainer, student need to meet following eligibility requirements:

  • Not currently employed, or
  • Aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in school, or
  • Hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card

For full details, please visit (https://providers.skills.sa.gov.au/deliver/jobtrainer)

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the skilling SA Program:

Standard Fee $2315

Job Trainer Concession fee $1290

Fee for service $4800

The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

In some cases though, students may be eligible for a partial or full exemption. School based apprentices and trainees are not required to pay a student contribution fee while they are still at school but may be required to pay fees once the training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school.

Employer would pay the gap fees for the course.

(this is non-refundable should a student decide to withdraw or not complete the qualification).


Possible Career Outcomes
  • Workplace safety management
  • Customer service
  • Team leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment and induction
  • Rostering staff
  • Sales strategies
  • Financials management
  • Operational plans and business improvement

After achieving SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management, individuals could progress to SIR50116 Diploma of Retail Leadership, or to Diploma qualifications in other service industry fields.

Course Outline

To achieve the qualification a total of eleven (11) units of competency must be completed, including Seven (7) core units and four (4) elective units. 

Elective units are decided upon consultation with the Employer.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveHours
SIRRRTF002Monitor retail store financialsCORE40
SIRXCEG004Create a customer centric cultureCORE35
SIRXHRM002Maintain employee relationsCORE35
SIRXMGT002Lead a frontline teamCORE35
SIRXRSK002Maintain store securityCORE20
SIRXSLS003Achieve sale resultsCORE30
SIRXWHS003Maintain workplace safetyCORE35
SIRRFSA002Supervise food safety programELECTIVE40
SIRXCHA001Facilitate the change processELECTIVE40
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policiesELECTIVE50
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practicesELECTIVE50

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