This Skill Set is designed for individuals undertaking financial planning for the purchase of retail merchandise, and activities to enhance ongoing merchandise performance.


Ignite your management skills in retail
A set of skills in retail merchandise management.


Core units:
Develop a merchandise strategy (SIRRMRM002)

Conduct a post-trade analysis (SIRRMRM003)

Develop a merchandise financial plan (SIRRMRM004)

Develop a category financial plan (SIRRMRM005)

Plan a merchandise product range (SIRRMRM006)


ARA requirement
You are required to have internet access and basic technology skills when undertaking this qualification.

An entry requirement questionnaire, including Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, is undertaken during the enrolment or prior to the commencement of the course. Where the outcome indicates that you require additional support, the ARA will review each enrolment on case-by-case basis.

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.