Loss prevention is critical to the success of a retail store. If you own or manage a retail store or plan to work in the retail sector this course is important for you.
The Certificate of Retail Security and Loss Prevention is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to maintain store security in a retail environment.
In this online retail security and loss prevention course you will discover how to implement store policy and procedures to ensure store security. You will learn how to inform team members about loss prevention and provide ongoing supervision and training to facilitate awareness and detection of theft.
You will also learn about the maintenance and use of store security equipment, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers. You gain skills and knowledge in the detection and apprehension of thieves and the application of post-apprehension procedures according to State and Territory laws.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to maintain security and loss prevention for a retail store.
Unit 1 - Maintain store security
Monitor and maintain store security
Store policies and procedures
Review security procedures
Store security elements
Procedures to minimise theft
Security of cash, cash registers and keys
Report matters affecting store security
Awareness and deletion of theft
Inform team of store security policy and procedures
Provide staff with feedback
Facilitate awareness of theft detection
Write a report
Unit 2 - Identify and respond to security risks
Damage to merchandise
Identify potential risks
Cash handling procedures
Security and surveillance
Policies and procedures
Credit card security
In-store security procedures
Minimising customer theft
Risk management plan
Powers of arrest
Duty of care
Suspicious vendor behaviour
Faulty security equipment
Reporting security breaches
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.