Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge designed to reflect the role of a supervisor or assistant manager in a recreational vehicle retail outlet.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing has been developed as a post-trade level qualification for use in MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package. This qualification has been developed in response to an industry request. People with this qualification would be expected to lead sales teams and provide supervision of people in the sale of recreational vehicles and accessories, including:
to meet Australian requirements, such as road worthiness and the Australian Design Rule (ADR). They will provide technical leadership as well as undertake some tasks themselves.
They may work in a service and repair facility or a manufacturer's factory undertaking sales work. Sales may be for a new recreational vehicle, a second-hand/refurbished recreational vehicle or spare parts and accessories. In some cases selling of the recreational vehicle may also include possible modifications which could be made to the recreational vehicle.
The sector typically manufactures, services and repairs recreational vehicles as required. Recreational vehicle sales requires specialised knowledge not only of the available range of recreational vehicle models and accessories but of the legal requirements associated with weight, towing and vehicle capacity.
Recreational vehicles may be made from a frame (timber, aluminium or steel) and skin (aluminium or fibre composite) or a manufactured wall panel or some other technology. They are typically mounted on a steel chassis which may be manufactured by the recreational vehicle manufacturer or bought. Fittings are typically timber/particle board but may be any other suitable material.
People with this qualification may be expected to:
sell a new or second-hand recreational vehicle
suggest modifications/refits to a recreational vehicle
prepare a recreational vehicle for sale/resale
sell spare parts and accessories
manage a sales area/showroom.
This work will generally be undertaken in a workshop or showroom environment.
Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
The units of competency contained within this qualification are common with other qualifications and credit should be granted towards this qualification where competency has already been achieved.
Credit should also be granted towards this qualification where competency has been achieved in units of competency contained within relevant skill sets.
The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practiced within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.
Pathways from the qualification
Further qualification pathways from this qualification include MSA50510 Diploma of Recreational Vehicles.
Additional qualification advice
MSA41108 Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing is available for team leaders or others who need a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles.
Units of competency in this qualification provide the underpinning knowledge and skills for various required licenses. Local regulations should be checked for details.