Certificate III in Retail

SIR30216TAFE NSW (RTO 90003)
Institution rating
From 16 weeksfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Acquire the skills to apply for a role as a Shop Assistant, Customer Service Representative or Frontline Sales Assistant.
  • Learn how to engage with customers and maintain daily store operations.
  • Access career advisors, library services as well as assistance with counselling and development.

Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Retail Store Manager, Customer Service Assistant, Cashier, Checkout Operator, and 3 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Armidale
  • Bankstown
  • Bathurst
  • Blacktown
  • Bourke Connected Learning Centre
  • Campbelltown

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit TAFE NSW's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit TAFE NSW's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, TAFE NSW can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit TAFE NSW's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

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What are students saying?

Certificate III in Retail
(7 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Certificate III in RetailTAFE NSW
Graduation date2008
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Loved the course as it helped me to work in Retail.
Published Aug 2018
Certificate III in RetailTAFE NSW
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was great I learnt a lot, I didn’t expect to get much out of it but I did
Published Aug 2018
Certificate III in RetailTAFE NSW
Graduation date2014
Study modeBlended
Student review
Course was great easy to follow and lots of explaining. If I ever had trouble the bakers I worked with helped me through it and if they couldn't then the teacher was able to help me when I spoke with them

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Certificate III in RetailSIR30216

You may wish to discuss the following with TAFE NSW:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
Course information on this page has not been endorsed by the education provider.

Certificate III in Retail