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SIR50116 – Diploma of Retail Leadership


The SIR50116 Diploma of Retail Leadership is focused on the real world and relevant contexts that make the student highly skilled and be ready by meeting the industry benchmark. Going through the program will give an individual the required skills to use immediately and encourage them to think diversely and at the same time continue to achieve growth in sales and profit.

The Diploma of Retail Leadership is ideal for experienced retailers looking to develop higher-level management capabilities and undertake increased responsibility for achieving results and the provision of team leadership. This program can be adapted to a range of specialist environments such as franchising, human resources, and multi-site management.


The qualification provides a pathway to work competently in a diverse range of retail settings. It will update your knowledge and build your retail skills further. The Diploma of Retail Leadership will provide you with the crucial skills and expertise to take care of the administrative and administrative obligations in a little retail shop, a segment or department inside a bigger retail store, or an independent company-to-business outlet.

Entry Requirements

Participant has achieved a SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management 


have relevant industry employment experience in a job role that has involved the application of skills and knowledge described in the core units competency from SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate, the requirements are :

  • aged 17 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an trainee in identified courses.
  • Student should meet the minimum LLN requirement of the course
  • 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 $0.25 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 $4809

Job Trainer Concession fee $3219

Fee for service $7500

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).

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

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

Possible Career Outcomes
  • Area manager
  • State manager
  • Senior store manager
  • Cluster manager 
  • Small business owner

After achieving the SIR50116 Diploma of Retail Leadership , individuals could progress to Bachelor of Business.

Course Outline

To achieve the qualification a total of ten (10) units of competency must be completed, including four (4) core units and six (6) elective units. 

Elective units are decided upon consultation with the Employer.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveHours
SIRRSTR001Undertake strategic planning inretailCORE80
SIRXCHA002Lead the change processCORE70
SIRXMGT003Provide Leadership to othersCORE50
SIRRRTF003Drive retail profitabilityCORE60
BSBCMM511Communicate with influenceELECTIVE60
BSBLDR523Lead and Manage effective workplace relationshipsELECTIVE50
BSBWHS521Ensure a safe workplace for a workareaELECTIVE60
SIRXSLS004Drive sale resultsELECTIVE30
TAEDEL301Provide work skill instructionELECTIVE40
TAEDEL404Mentor in the workplaceELECTIVE30

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