A Little History

Almost 50 years since Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket in 1974, Drakes Supermarkets has now become the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia. While we’ve grown from one store to more than 60 stores across South Australia and Queensland, Drakes Supermarkets has retained the same values since day one.

Our mission at Drakes is to provide our customers with exceptional service, value for money, a great range and an outstanding shopping experience. To achieve this, we acknowledge that our customers are the most important people in our business.

We value long-term supplier relationships, and our company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business, and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers.

We will always support local, and all profits remain in Australia. It’s the Drakes way.

Drakes Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

What is an ‘Enterprise Registered Training Organisation? Enterprise registered training organisations are defined by the following characteristics:

  • the core business of the registered enterprise is not the provision of training;
  • the enterprise RTO provides accredited training for the employees of the enterprise;
  • the enterprise RTO is embedded or integrated within the business processes of the enterprise.

Drakes Enterprise RTO offers Nationally Accredited Training in:

  • Certificate III in Retail (User Choice – SIR30216)
  • Certificate III in Retail (Cert III Guarantee – SIR30216)
  • Certificate IV in Retail Management (SIR40316)
  • Diploma of Retail Leadership (SIR50116)
  • Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations (TLI30321)

Audit Statement:

Drakes RTO (40119) applied to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) during June 2018 to extend the RTO registration period. ASQA conducted a desktop audit during which there were no compliance issues identified and re-registration was granted until 18th July 2025.

Student Fees and Refund Policy

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Skills Assure Subsidy / Co-contribution Schedule

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Complaint and Appeals Procedure

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