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Short certification courses

Who is the

Australian Retail College?

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Australian Retail College is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Code 0826) that provides learning and development solutions to the retail sector and is one of the First Impressions Resources group of companies.


With 3 decades of experience, working with leading national and independent retailers across Australia we lead the way in delivering effective learning programs.


Our commitment to excellence has been recognised with numerous industry awards.


We understand the dynamic and constantly evolving nature of the retail sector, which requires up-to-date specialist capabilities in order to succeed.


Whether you are a retailer looking for a workforce development solution to enhance your business performance or an individual seeking career progression, we can provide a solution.

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Want a qualification?


We offer high-quality courses in Retail, Community Pharmacy, Leadership & Management.


Our range of retail qualifications has been developed with our retail partners, ensuring that they are a true reflection of the latest skills that industry is demanding.


Our comprehensive business and management courses will put you a step ahead. Our Diploma courses teach you the skills needed to excel in leading and managing teams in highly competitive business environments.


Our Certificate level courses in Community Pharmacy will help develop your abilities to perform everything from pharmacy and retail duties to more advanced management of pharmacy-only medicines and leadership.


Select the right qualification for you from the boxes on the left.


Whether your challenges are retention, career progression, succession planning or limited skills and performance, we can support you with solutions that positively impact work performance, staff retention and the bottom line.


Our omni-learning approach allows us to provide flexible learning and development solutions, customised to your unique requirements.

We work closely with employers to recognise their existing training programs and business practices to ensure that all courses are relevant to their business needs. Our long-term relationships with our retail clients are a testament to our ability to partner in a real sense and add value to their business.

Students, choose your own pathway!

Whether you’re at school, starting your first job or are an experienced retail manager, we have a pathway that’s right for you.

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For staff members who need to gain skills in a specific area, our short courses support the rapid development of new abilities, behaviours and attitudes to enable them to grow with the business.  These courses can be customised to your specific needs and learners can study in a variety of ways through our omni-learningTM approach. 


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Are you eligible for funding?

If you are looking to gain a qualification, whether it be through classroom learning, in the workplace, online or through recognition of your current skills you may be eligible for support, as an employer or an individual.

ARC has contracts for Government funded training in most States and Territories of Australia.  Each State and Territory has different student eligibility requirements, and applies different fees and charges.  They may also provide differing exemptions and concessions to these fees and charges.

See below for current funding options.




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Contact us for more information on training & staff development solutions.

Brisbane (Head Office)

Brisbane Technology Park, 
Suite 1, Lower West Wing
1 Clunies Ross Court, 

Eight Mile Plains, QLD  4113

Phone: +61 7 3844 1300

                 1300 001 826 

General Enquiries

Phone: (07) 3844 1300

                1300 001 826 


Mailing Address

MBE 119/7 Clunies Ross Court
Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113


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