Industry Leading Courses + Workforce Development Solutions

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

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Business Courses

Develop new abilities, behaviours and attitudes to enable you to grow with the business

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Retail Courses

Get the edge in Australia’s largest employer with courses in retail services and food handling

Students, choose your own pathway!

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



Australia Wide Training Services
ARC success stories!

The Australian Retail College is 100% committed to the outcome and success of every single student at our school. And I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services to any Business considering to engage with them.

Kylie Coleman, Industry & Vocational Training Officer
Atherton State High School

The trainers that are assigned to the School Based Trainees are committed to ensuring that the trainees feel supported throughout their entire traineeship and strive to set them up for success. This is reflected in the regular one-on-one training sessions that facilitate regular check-ins with our trainees as well as the respective Store Management Team. City Beach is proud to be a long-standing corporate partner of the Australian Retail College

Brooke Gilles
City Beach People Advisor

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The Australian Retail College (ARC) have always been able to meet the needs of the business and provide students with support throughout their studies, no matter where the student is located. We have been provided with excellent customer service, both from the National Trainer & Development Specialist and from trainers who travel to our sites. Whenever we have a question, or require assistance, ARC respond extremely quickly, and always provide expert advice.”

Brigid McGrath, General Manager, HR & Safety
Cornetts Supermarkets / Everfresh Food Market

I have had the pleasure of working with two of the trainers from ARC and have found them to be organised, efficient, professional, and well presented. The most important part of our relationship is for the trainer to relate to our Trainees and provide open communication both to the Trainees and to our business. Both trainers are exceptional in all areas I have mentioned, and their knowledge of the qualifications trained are exemplary. ….I would recommend the services of the Australian Retail College and we will continue our mutually beneficial relationship many years into the future

Karen Hedger, HR Manager
Jones Retail Group

Sue Abra is a very well organised trainer who regularly communicates during the training courses maintaining a flawless training process for all involved. Sue's timely manner demonstrates her ability to be flexible and at the same time considerate in her approach. Congratulations Sue you are one of the best!

- Vocational Educational and Training Leader of Saint Mary's Catholic College

Jane and Andrea have both been looking after my team for their Certificate III in Business since 2017. The support and communication from them have always been very professional and prompt - which shows me how much love and effort they give to each trainee and to the businesses they provide service to.

Director, Boost Juice Kelvin Grove

Andrea was a great support while our son successfully completed his Certificate III in Business via a school-based traineeship. We had some family health problems and relocated durning my son's studies and Andrea consistantly supported our son to ensure he was successful in obtaining his certificate

Ms Carter - Parent of ARC School-based Trainee

Certificate III in Business
Why Choose 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.


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 a number of 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.



In highly competitive business environments like those present across the Australian economy it is people with the right skills at the right time who will set themselves apart. ARC business courses have been developed to do just this.


The retail industry is the largest employer in Australia, with careers being created everyday. ARC retail programs are being constantly enhanced in partnership with industry, ensuring you are learning the skills that are in demand.


How we support your business

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.

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