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Careers in Retail

How to have a successful career in retail


Prepare yourself for a future in products, purchasing and people

The retail sector is one of the largest industries in Australia, employing a large number of staff on both a casual and full-time basis. If you're looking for a career that's all about products, purchasing and people, open up the doors to a rewarding future in retail.

In such a fiercely competitive business sector, training is essential. When you enrol with Foundation Education, you gain access to online learning material available 24/7, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits. Customised study plans are tailored to suit your lifestyle, and when it comes to what you learn, you gain insight from experienced retail professionals.

Industry insights

.Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Retail Managers is expected to be high (greater than 50,000)*.


Retail Managers


What type of career do you want?

Whether your goal is high-level management , diversifying into areas like visual merchandising, logistics, sales or marketing, or even running your own business, discover what’s in store when you launch yourself into one of Australia’s largest employment sectors. Once qualified in retail, you can take on positions that may include:


Retail Sales Assistant

Liaise with customers and offer assistance in the purchase of business products or services. 


Retail Supervisor

Use your newly acquired skills to successfully supervise a retail business.


Team Leader

Oversee  activities within a store, and assist staff with their duties as required.



*Source last updated September 2015

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