Industry Overview

If you’re interested in selling products to customers, displaying goods for sale, or working in Retail operations then the Retail Trade 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 the Retail trade 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.

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:

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

  • Retail Sales Consultant

  • Newcastle Pro Sound
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  • SalesSales Assistants (General)
  • Wed 22 Nov , 2017
  • Jesmond
  • Retail Sales Consultant

  • Newcastle Pro Sound
  • Have a passion for the car scene? Love music? This career is the perfect one for you. With a part-time opportunity available you are able to be apart of an amazing atmosphere and positive team environment.
  • SalesSales Assistants (General)
  • Wed 22 Nov , 2017
  • Jesmond
  • Mon 23 Oct , 2017
  • Bathurst
  • Mon 23 Oct , 2017
  • Bathurst
  • Mon 23 Oct , 2017
  • Ballina