A Little History

In 1974 Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket, A three-laned store named Jack & Jill’s which employed only four staff.
Today, Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing. Operating in over 50 stores across South Australia and Queensland, the company now has an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion and employs over 5,500 staff nationally.

The company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers. Drakes Supermarkets has kept its focus on the important aspects of the business. THE CUSTOMER. This is the company’s competitive edge, along with its family values and Australian heritage.

Our Vision

To Be a World Class Retailer

Our Mission

To provide our customers with exceptional service, value for money, great range and an outstanding shopping experience.

Our Core Values


We acknowledge the customers are the most important people in our business.


We pledge to give back to the community.


We are committed to the growth of the business in everything we do.


We must have the right people in the right jobs, enjoying themselves in a safe environment.


We value long-term supplier relationships.

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 (SIR30216)
  • Certificate IV in Retail Management (SIR40316)
  • Diploma of Retail Leadership (SIR50116)
  • Certificate III in Warehousing Operations (TLI31616)

This training is designed to provide a clear career path to those employees who wish to progress within the company.

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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PQS Subsidy / Co-contribution Schedule

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