Retail Industry Skills Partnership

Training brings new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach.   Through on the job learning, trainees can acquire practical skills,...

Training brings new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach.   Through on the job learning, trainees can acquire practical skills, tailored to the needs of your business and industry. The NRA Retail Industry Skills Partnership is making it easier for Queensland employers to take on trainees and create skilled careers for...

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Queensland Training Awards open for nomination

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training industry high achievers are being urged to nominate for the state’s most prestigious training awards. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman announced nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards...

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How employing staff with disabilities reaps big benefits.

Having the Conversation: the benefits of employing staff with a disability, shows through case studies how Tasmanian businesses have...

Having the Conversation: the benefits of employing staff with a disability, shows through case studies how Tasmanian businesses have taken the lead, and never looked back. This video was developed in partnership with the not-for-profit MEGT (Australia) Ltd, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and industry, with funding from the...

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Boost for women in business

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Boost...

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Boost for women in business Australia’s largest food and drink incubator is one of 15 small businesses run by women that will benefit from more than $550,000 in Queensland Government grants. Minister for...

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How do I find and keep great staff?

How do I find and keep great staff is a question as old as time, but the times are...

How do I find and keep great staff is a question as old as time, but the times are changing. As more and more millennials move into the workforce, we are increasingly seeing retailers invest in dedicated leadership training to inspire and retain their staff. Earlier this month, we brought together...

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PwC’s Skills for Australia – Aligning Training and the Business Services Sector

PwC’s Skills for Australia will look to improve the alignment of training products to meet the needs of the...

PwC’s Skills for Australia will look to improve the alignment of training products to meet the needs of the Business Services sector.  Request for consultation PwC’s Skills for Australia would like to invite you to attend a consultation session in relation to the review of training products within the Business Services...

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Youth Boost Payment initiative extended!

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost Payment initiative for a further six months,...

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost Payment initiative for a further six months, with applications now closing 30 June 2018. What is the Youth Boost Payment? Part of the QLD Government’s Back to Work scheme, the Youth Boost Payment provides financial support for eligible employers...

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NRA Training launches traineeship hotline

Retail traineeships combine training with working in a real job,  for a real wage. Retail trainees work towards the...

Retail traineeships combine training with working in a real job,  for a real wage. Retail trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. Upon completion, trainees will have a qualification to help them further...

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NRA Legal: Work Health and Safety Workshops

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a...

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a need to provide a sufficient system for managing health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace. One way of ensuring compliance with your duty of care is to implement...

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What goes into creating a Retail Concept?

There often seems to be confusion between what is a retail concept and retail design – or sometimes even...

There often seems to be confusion between what is a retail concept and retail design – or sometimes even more confusing when reference is made to a design concept. A retail concept is really about combining a whole range of ideas and aspects, with design being one of these. Some aspects...

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Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017-20

Have your say on the future of your region’s tourism workforce Jobs Queensland worked extensively with industry stakeholders to...

Have your say on the future of your region’s tourism workforce Jobs Queensland worked extensively with industry stakeholders to develop the Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017–20. Launched on 20 July 2017 by the Minister for Training and Skills, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, the Plan outlines strategies to meet the...

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PwC Skills for Australia Research: Share your views

PwC's Skills for Australia is conducting important research into three cross-sectoral skills areas that have been identified by the...

PwC's Skills for Australia is conducting important research into three cross-sectoral skills areas that have been identified by the Federal Department of Education and Training as being at the forefront of growth and innovation - across multiple industries - in Australia. Input is currently being sought from stakeholders around...

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Message from the CEO: 1 August 2017

Last week the National Retail Association bid farewell to our office in Woolloongabba for a new headquarters situated in...

Last week the National Retail Association bid farewell to our office in Woolloongabba for a new headquarters situated in the bustling Inner-Brisbane suburb of Milton. While our old office had served the NRA well, in order for us to continue providing the very best service to our members, we felt...

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Opportunity for Brisbane employers to ‘trial before you hire’

Through our current Ready for Retail course, we have six enthusiastic,  job ready participants that will be looking for...

Through our current Ready for Retail course, we have six enthusiastic,  job ready participants that will be looking for work experience placements in and around the Kingston, Brisbane area.  The students we have on our course are: Job ready Trained in Certificate II in Retail Dedicated and reliable Strive to deliver quality customer service So...

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Simple strategies to consistently grow your retail business

By Joanna Arhontis We get it! Retail can be hard work and growing your business when you are already at...

By Joanna Arhontis We get it! Retail can be hard work and growing your business when you are already at full stretch can seem impossible, but we have some good news for you. When you are trying to improve your business, sometimes it can be the simplest and most cost...

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Message from the CEO: 11 July 2017

We’ve been pleased to see further industry commitment this week, to helping young people get a leg up into...

We’ve been pleased to see further industry commitment this week, to helping young people get a leg up into retail jobs (and giving retailers benefits along the way, through the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (prepare-trial-hire) program. As a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we’ve been delighted to be able...

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