Message from the CEO: Monday, May 9

Last week, we commended Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison for recognising the important role small to medium businesses play when it comes to creating jobs for Australians into the future. Given the high proportion of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the retail sector, the proposed business tax cuts outlined in the budget provide a more […]

Message from the CEO: 8 January 2016

Happy New Year. I trust you have had a prosperous end to 2015 and a positive start to 2016. Anecdotal feedback from members suggests to us that the Christmas and Boxing Day sales periods were generally strong. Based on the November sales data released by the Bureau of Statistics today, and the modelling done by the […]

Congratulations to Clennett’s Mitre 10 Retail store

NRA would like to congratulate Clennett’s Mitre 10 Retail store, MEGT and Whitelion for winning the Industry Collaboration Award at the annual Australian Training Awards for their Certificate II in Retail traineeship program, created to provide long-term employment and training opportunities to vulnerable youth in the Tasmanian communities of Mornington, Kingston and Huonville.  Clennett’s Mitre […]

Feedback Wanted: Draft 2 Retail Services Training Package

Service Skills Australia (SSA) has undertaken a major review of the Retail Services Training Package. To inform this review process, SSA has collaborated with key industry associations, employers, and representative bodies and groups to undertake a detailed job analysis and define industry job roles and skills needs. After consultation and feedback was received on Draft […]

Tell the QLD Government about your training priorities!

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the VET Industry Engagement Program. The purpose of the Program is to advocate and recommend the reforms needed right now for the Queensland retail sector around skills, training and workforce development. As part of our role, the […]