LEARNING AND

DEVELOPMENT

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE L&D COMMITTEE

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

  • The ARA’s Learning and Development Committee (combined NSW and Victoria) provides the retail industry with leadership specific to learning and development practices.

  • The L&D Committee consists of HR and L&D professionals and provides leadership on issues relating to learning, future workforce needs, skill benchmarks and trends.

  • The L&D Committee has a history of achievement that gives effect to the Retail Institute and its depth of expertise in retail.

  • Supporting new current short courses, and large-scale programs such as the National Careers Institute new current short courses, and large-scale programs such as the National Careers Institute

Committee Charter

ACHIEVEMENTS

Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management 

(Buying and Merchandise Planning)

  • Directly stemming from committee consultation

  • Course design and accreditation

  • Over 100 learners represented by over 30 different retail brands have commenced the Diploma

  • New enrolments were received in May and June 2020

 

Placement Programs

Secured National and State funding which has helped run specific indigenous, migrant and refugee programs

 

Advocacy for Retail Skills

Advocated for appropriate duration and effectiveness of training  to better meet the needs of the retail sector through submissions and lobbying.

KEY RECENT ISSUES

  • National Careers Institute:  Purpose | Stakeholders | Audience | Application

  • Infection Control Skillsets

  • Online Retail Courses

  • Workwell Learning Networks update

  • SDA-Nobody Deserves a Serve/Respect & Resilience (campaign & training)

  • Jobseeker Programs

For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee:

Rosemary Jacob committees@retail.org.au

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Kate Byrdy

Group HR Manager

Bakers Delight

COMMITTEE EXPERT

Garry Terrill

Director

ARA Retail Institute

30 plus years experience in retail education

Participating Retailers include:

Harris Farm Market
Fantastic Holdings
Leading Edge Group
Country Road Group

7-Eleven

Godfreys

Retail Prodigy Group
Glue Store
Pandora

 

and many more...