Career Information

These fact sheets include education surrounding workplace laws, protections and information to guide employers on the best practice when employing a person with a disability.

Retail in your future

SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIPS

SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIPS

A part time job while you are at school that can boost your QCE and lead to a rewarding career. A school based traineeship in Retail can provide students with...

WHOLESALE AND LOGISTICS

WHOLESALE AND LOGISTICS

Wholesale is the process of purchasing products from manufacturers, importers, producers and on selling to the customer. The customer can be retailers, governments...

SPECIALTY STORES

SPECIALTY STORES

The ‘specialty retailing’ sector includes outlets that offer a combination of products and services. Examples include hairdressing, beauty products and services...

HOME LIVING

HOME LIVING

Home living retailers may specialise in one product or offer a range of complementary products. These products can range from large items (mattress) to small...

Department stores

DEPARTMENT STORE

Department stores are mostly located in the centre of cities and major shopping centres. They offer a wide variety of goods, but with specific product ranges...

Supermarkets

SUPERMARKET

Supermarkets and grocery stores focus on delivering the convenience of one-stop food and beverage shopping. Apart from offering a broad range of traditional grocery...

Book retailing

NEWSAGENTS, STATIONERS AND BOOKSHOPS

Newsagency retailing covers a very broad range of products, and has always been an intrinsic part of the retail industry. Newsagents sell anything from books...

Hardware stores sell to households, businesses and tradespeople

HARDWARE, TRADE AND GARDENING

Hardware stores sell to households, businesses and tradespeople – although major builders tend to buy from wholesalers. Retail products include building...

Entertainment, communication and technological

ENTERTAINMENT, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY

This sector meets our entertainment, communication and technological needs through a range of specialty outlets offering recorded music; computers, software...

Community Pharmacies

COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Dispensing prescription drugs and medicines is a key focus for Community Pharmacies and accounts for almost three-quarters of their business. General retail...

SPORT, RECREATION AND LEISURE

SPORT, RECREATION AND LEISURE

This retail sector caters for organised and casual sport; fitness and exercise programs; outdoor adventure; boating and fishing; camping and a range of other recreational activities...

JEWELLERY

JEWELLERY

This retail sector is a smaller specialised area, which focuses on the sale of rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces made from precious metals often set with gemstones...

fruit and vegetables

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE

These shops specialise in selling a broad range of fresh fruit and vegetables purchased from growers or wholesalers. Mostly they sell directly to private consumers...

Discount and variety stores

DISCOUNT AND VARIETY STORE

Discount and variety stores sell goods such as stationery; clothing; health and beauty products; confectionery; some food products; gifts; hardware; household goods...

Florist

FLORISTRY

A florist purchases flowers from growers or wholesalers and sells them in loose bunches, mixed posies or adds display foliage to create beautiful arrangements. Florists...

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