Please see our website for further terms and conditions and eligibility. Places are strictly limited and will fill fast.

This course is funded by the State Government through the subsidised training list (eligibility criteria applies).

‘Tis the season for Retail

The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us! This means there are retail jobs out there to be snatched up.

The annual peak retail season is November to January and it is NOW employers are volume hiring to meet staffing demands. Thousands of workers are recruited between August and October.

This isn’t all ‘short term’ employment – up to 70% of retail employees gain ongoing work after the shopping season.

Don’t wait

Get your resume Retail Ready – follow this link for tips and ideas

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Did you know?

You can learn and earn a Certificate III in Retail [SIR30216] whilst you are getting paid? This qualification is funded by the government under traineeship arrangements.

Undertaking a Certificate III in Retail will give you a step up when looking to progress your career. Learn invaluable customer service skills that are valued and transferrable to many career pathways.

Now is the time to start your retail career – visit our website here

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Certificate III in Retail SIR30216 – Blended Delivery has arrived!

HITsa has launched it’s Certificate III in Retail – blended delivery.

We have listened to feedback from our students who indicated online training gives them more flexibility to learn from anywhere and is more in line with how they learn today.

Workbooks are completed in and around your busy schedule, giving you control of your training journey. Monthly online virtual training sessions connect you to a HITsa qualified trainer – an opportunity to pick an expert’s brain, complete assessments and ensure you are successful and staying on track with your qualification.

Set your own pace, review material as needed and move through the training in a way that suit you.

Rolling intake has commenced – Start any time!

Jump start your retail career now – press the button to learn more….

Certificate III in Retail [SIR30216] with Workskil

HITsa and partner Workskil saw their Transition to Work clients complete their Certificate III in Retail at Salisbury.

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Pictured here from their graduation are a great bunch of keen jobseekers.

Feedback from the group was unanimous – they loved the practical skills training days.

As the students reached their final weeks of training some were already attending interviews for employment.

HITsa staff and trainers wish these students all the best in finding employment in the retail sector.

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HITsa in conjunction with Workforce Australia ran an entry level retail skills program funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

The project consisted of two training programs that ran in May and June. These were the first courses to be delivered at HITsa’s new Mount Barker site.

Each course ran for 3 weeks.  Attendance was exemplary and all participants successfully completed the program.  The students all expressed that the skills they learnt will assist with their employment prospects.

In addition to gaining employment skills, participants also addressed personal barriers through their involvement.  Participation provided experience with routine and purpose through the commitment of attending classes each day, building personal confidence through interactions with new people and active participation in group activities and a sense of achievement by seeing a task through from start to finish with a successful result.

Pictured below sees students engaged in theory and practical training, creating a merchandise display.

The Workforce Australia Local Jobs program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Introducing Business Manager, Jodie

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Jodie has commenced at HITsa to support and develop our retail training.  She has extensive experience in customer service, having managed a self storage business, Store Ur Stuff, for the past 11 years. 

Actually, Jodie didn’t have to travel far for her new HITsa opportunity – HITsa and Store Ur Stuff are co-located at Clarence Gardens!

Jodie has hit the ground running at HITsa, completing the co-ordination of two successful Local Jobs Program activities – Go Hospo! and Retail Immersion.  Now Jodie’s focus is to manage and grow HITsa’s retail training.

“Up until recently, Marc Paxton has facilitated much of HITsa’s retail training.  He recently stepped away from training to take on his own new business venture.  I am excited for the opportunity to be HITsa’s Retail Training Business Manager.  I am looking forward to connecting with businesses and working for the success of both the trainee and business”  Jodie said.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a retail traineeship, please get in touch – [email protected]