VETiS Retail Competition

Retail is an extensive industry that has much to offer in terms of varied career pathways. If you love customer service and have a passion for products, then sell your way through a rewarding career in retail.


The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Retail Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The VETiS Retail Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next VETiS Retail Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in VETiS Retail

What does Retail involve?
  • Customer service
  • Selling merchandise and handling point of sale operations
  • Stock handling and control
  • Product display and merchandising
  • Acquiring and maintaining detailed product knowledge
What employment opportunities are available in Retail work?
  • Retail stores
  • Wholesale stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Department stores
  • Food industry – especially fast food outlets
  • Personal service industries
Further pathways available in Retail work include:
  • Manager
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Buyer
  • Security supervisor
You should pursue a career in Retail if you:
  • Have high standards of personal presentation
  • Can interpret and follow instructions
  • Display initiative
  • Enjoy meeting and working with people
  • Have strong interpersonal skills especially empathy, tact and discretion
  • Have a good memory and are able to keep track of details
  • Have good communications skills
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