RTO CODE: 4049

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Retail Institute (RI) manages the ARA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (RTO ID 4049).

ARARI fully supports the Standards for RTO’s 2015 requirements for RTOs to be quality assured.

All registered training organisations (RTOs) in Australia are responsible for ensuring they fully comply with legislative components of the VET Quality Framework and conform to any conditional arrangement to supply government-subsidised training and education.

The documents relevant to a student studying Nationally Recognised Training (accredited training) available on the ARA Scope of Registration.


The ARA can offer nationally recognised training from its scope in the following locations. Publicly funded qualifications are also available in a majority of training service jurisdictions. Please see the Statement of Fees (next).
Location Website
ACT ACT Skills Canberra
NSW Training Services NSW
NT NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
QLD QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
SA SA Department for Innovation and Skills

TAS Department of Education and Childhood Development 

VIC VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
WA WA Department of Training and Workforce Development

Training Providers are bound by the requirement of VET to publish a Statement of Fee and or issue to a student before the commencement of training.

The Statement of Fees quote includes the total cost to them, for their course of study tuition fees (enrolment fees) taking into account any circumstances such as eligibility for concession.

Funding arrangements and values differ between government jurisdictions responsible for VET funding (student subsidised allowance to participate in a nationally recognised qualification).

The ARA Retail Institute (ID NUMBER: 4049) is the leading national body providing for the education, consulting and professional development needs of the Australian retail industry. The ARA Retail Institute specialises in consulting and education on a broad range of topics, including: Retail Buying, Financials, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, and Sales and Service Strategy. The ARA Retail Institute houses a suite of both accredited and non accredited training solutions; from the Diploma of Retail Management to customized in-house training programs. This suite provides a diverse and flexible range of education products to suit industry needs.