Retail & Consumer Products

Industry Overview

If you’re interested in selling products to customers, displaying goods for sale, or working in Retail operations then the Retail & Consumer Products industry could be the place for you to kick-start your career journey.

The Retail industry is huge and covers a diverse range of products including groceries, personal-care items, white goods, apparel and motor vehicles. These goods are purchased from domestic or overseas manufacturers and wholesalers to be onsold (retailed) to local customers.

There is more to Retail & Consumer Products than just selling products. A career in this industry could involve work in administration, customer service, employee relations, finance, inventory, loss prevention, merchandising or marketing. The supermarket and grocery category is the largest retail employer in Australia, followed by the pharmaceutical sector, so you could find your career starts right where you already do your own shopping!

The increased popularity of buying and selling products and services over the internet has led to a growth in online retailing or electronic commerce (e-commerce) businesses, creating new job opportunities in what is a very exciting segment of the industry.

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Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (together with school-based options), VET and university pathways. There are also opportunities to build on your initial qualifications and work experience to gain advanced qualifications for supervisory or management roles. Entry level courses include:

  • Certificate III in Retail Supervision
  • Cert IV in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Retail Management

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

  • WholeSale Manager

  • Luna Pole Wear
  • The Position Relationship Management to build long term clients Engaging with our existing customer base daily, whilst actively finding and developing new leads. Proactive in increasing sales and developing markets. Identify and finding potential new customers internationally to add to our database Assist with any other job necessary Implement sales strategies Reach and exceed sales targets Office all rounder
  • Retail & Consumer ProductsRetail Managers
  • Thu 16 Nov , 2017
  • $0 - $0
  • Sydney
  • Wed 18 Oct , 2017
  • $0 - $0
  • Canberra