LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT

Learning and Development

Advisory Committee 

  • The ARA’s Learning and Development Advisory Committee (combined NSW and Victoria) provides the retail industry with leadership specific to learning and development practices.

  • The L&D Committee consists of HR and L&D professionals and provides leadership on issues relating to learning, future workforce needs, skill benchmarks and trends.

  • It has a history of achievement that gives effect to the Retail Institute and its depth of expertise in retail. 

  • The Committee supports new current short courses, and large-scale programs such as the National Careers Institute 

Achievements

Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management 

(Buying and Merchandise Planning)

  • Directly stemming from committee consultation

  • Course design and accreditation

  • Over 100 learners represented by over 30 different retail brands have commenced the Diploma

  • New enrolments were received in May and June 2020

 

Placement Programs

Secured National and State funding which has helped run specific indigenous, migrant and refugee programs

 

Advocacy for Retail Skills

Advocated for appropriate duration and effectiveness of training  to better meet the needs of the retail sector through submissions and lobbying.

Key Recent Issues

  • National Careers Institute:  Purpose | Stakeholders | Audience | Application

  • Infection Control Skillsets – development and delivery of training for COVID-Safety Plans

  • Online Retail Courses

  • Workwell Learning Networks update

  • SDA-Nobody Deserves a Serve/Respect & Resilience (campaign & training)

  • Jobseeker Programs

  • Retail Ready Jobs Program 

  • Victorian WorkSafe Learning Network

COMMITTEE EXPERT

Gary Terrill

Director ARA Institute

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Transition in progress

For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee:

Rosemary Jacob committees@retail.org.au

Participating Retailers include:

Harris Farm Market, Fantastic Holdings, Leading Edge Group, Country Road Group, 7-Eleven, Godfreys, Retail Prodigy Group, Glue Store, Pandora and many more