RTO Policies & Procedures

RTO CODE: 4049

Student Handbook







Training Package

Training Package includes nationally endorsed and recognised sets of integrated components for training and assessment for a specific industry, industry sector or enterprise that can be used for developing and recognising people’s competencies.

Accredited qualifications

Accredited qualifications refer to nationally recognised courses that led to a qualification outcome not specified in a national training package. For example, Accountancy Degree may be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Nationally recognised qualification

A nationally recognised (accredited) qualification refer to coursework that refers to the completion of a course from a Training Package for the National Register of Training (NRT) developed through the National Training System.

Accredited courses

Accredited courses have been assessed by a VET regulator (ASQA) as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited courses 2012. For more information see <https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2013L00177>.

Training package skill sets

Training package skill sets are defined as single units of competency, or combinations of units of competency from an endorsed training package, which links to a licensing or regulatory requirement, or a defined industry need.

Units of competency

Units of competency s define the skills and knowledge to operate effectively in a workplace context. They are the smallest units that can be assessed and recognised. Where a student enrols in a unit, they are reported as ‘subjects not delivered as part of a nationally recognised program’. However, the student achieves a ‘Statement of Attainment.

Scope of registration

Defines the services, training package qualifications or competencies that a registered training organisation (RTO) is approved to deliver.

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.