Feedback to Stakeholders Forums

The NSW Department of Industry are currently holding a series of Feedback to Stakeholders Forums – Changes to the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act and what it means for your business. On 13 September, the NSW Parliament amended the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act, 2001. The changes will mean better liaison between RTOs and employers around Training Plans, […]

Message from the CEO: 11 July 2017

We’ve been pleased to see further industry commitment this week, to helping young people get a leg up into retail jobs (and giving retailers benefits along the way, through the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (prepare-trial-hire) program. As a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we’ve been delighted to be able to add such a strong […]

Message from the CEO: 11 April 2017

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

What a heartbreaking fortnight it has been for so many of you on the east coast of Australia. We have seen family homes, local schools, roads and local businesses decimated in many communities throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. We want to iterate that we are here to assist those of you who’ve been […]

Mapping in-house training to accredited qualifications

The NRA is the accredited training partner and advisor to many of our members who do not have an in house registered training organisation. In this capacity,  we work closely with members to enhance and complement their existing in house Learning and Development programs and induction programs, and provide ongoing advice on new government funding […]

Member Testimonial – Nextra Mona Vale

Nextra Mona Vale Newsagency first decided to join the National Retail Association (NRA) when the Nextra head office brought in a staff member from the NRA to explain member benefits. Immediately our business saw the value in such membership and the opportunity to be represented by retail specialists. That was 13 years ago and I […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO: 4th December 2015

As a business owner or manager, you deal on a daily basis with a wide range of expenses – some large and some small, but each one impacting on your bottom line.  And, no doubt you often stop to reflect on the worth of each overhead to your ultimate performance. Membership of an industry association […]

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 […]