Australian Retailers Association

The ARA has represented employers within the Australian Retailer industry for over 108 years as the peak retail industry body. The ARA represents the interests of 140,000 retail employers, employing around 1.2 million staff in a $293 billion industry. The ARA is a Registered Training Operator (RTO) and has accredited, customised, online and face to face training programs.

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