SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management

52 Weeks


RTO Code : 40298

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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. 


Estimated duration of 52 Weeks

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

Work Based: Salford College will deliver training and assessment using facilities at a student’s workplace or online using Microsoft Teams environment.

During this course, you will undertake a wide range of assessment activities including:

  • Project /Assignment
  • Verbal / written assessment tasks
  • Scenarios/Case studies
  • Workplace case studies
  • Roleplay and observations


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.

Concession Eligibility

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.


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.


Contribution Fee                    $2100

Concession Fee                       $350

Fee for Service                        $4500

Concession Eligibility

Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to for a concession fee:

  • Hold a health care card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Are a prison inmate, a detainee, on remand, held in a South Australian institution in connection with the commission of an offence, or a child in a South Australian detention center older than 16 years.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated at the time of enrolment.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Centrelink before your enrolment.

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).

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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.


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.

Click here for more information about pathways with Universities

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

Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer

Do you already have existing skills and knowledge and don’t need additional training? Have you done previous training?

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees

Course Structure

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/Elective
SIRRRTF002Monitor retail store financialsCORE
SIRXCEG004Create a customer centric cultureCORE
SIRXHRM002Maintain employee relationsCORE
SIRXMGT002Lead a frontline teamCORE
SIRXRSK002Maintain store securityCORE
SIRXSLS003Achieve sale resultsCORE
SIRXWHS003Maintain workplace safetyCORE
SIRRFSA002Supervise food safety programELECTIVE
SIRXCHA001Facilitate the change processELECTIVE
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsELECTIVE
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practicesELECTIVE
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