Skills and Training
The ARA’s Skills and Training Advisory Committee provides the retail industry with strategic leadership insights to Human Resources and Learning and Development best practices.
It has a history of achievement that gives effect to the Retail Institute and its depth of expertise in retail.
The Committee supports the development of Retail As a Career through strategic initiatives which focus on the three key aspects of: attract, develop and retain.
The Committee consists of HR and L&D professionals and provides leadership insights on issues relating to learning, future workforce needs, skill benchmarks and trends.
Senior L&D/HR/People & Culture representatives nominated by ARA members.
To identify and respond to the current and emerging skills needs and workforce challenges of the retail sector. A source of intelligence and advice regarding workforce issues, employer needs and education and training initiatives to meet current and future industry requirements.
Key Recent Issues
- Advocating for Retail as a Career
- Digital Skills Training (accredited & non-accredited)
- Retail Supply Chain Training (accredited & non-accredited)
- University Pathways – Retail specific Graduate Certificate
- Manage Customer Aggression & Infection Control Skillsets
- SDA-Nobody Deserves a Serve/Respect & Resilience (campaign & training)
- Retail Ready Jobs Program
- Victorian WorkSafe Learning Network
- Retail recognition as a priority skills area (govt advocacy)
- Retail Traineeship funding (govt advocacy)
Participating Retailers :
API, Chemist Warehouse, Super Retail Group, Mecca, Myer, Fantastic Holdings, 7-Eleven, Retail Prodigy Group, TEEG, McDonalds, Heinemann, JB-Hi-Fi and many more.
Head of Learning and Development,
Chief Operating Officer,
Australian Retailers Association