Course Title: Present products

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5325 Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Title: Present products

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Justin Compton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to produce a range of displays and product presentations. It involves applying visual display knowledge, safely maintaining and using a simple tool kit, and accessing and organising relevant materials and equipment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXMER304 Present products


  1. Maintain and use a display tool kit.
  2. 1.1.Maintain a fully stocked display tool kit and tools in working order.

    1.2.Use tools according to work health and safety (WHS) requirements and manufacturer instructions.

2. Produce simple displays.

2.1.Produce product displays to show purposefully designed groupings.

2.2.Ensure groupings clearly reflect display form, shape, composition and depth.

2.3.Demonstrate design principles of flow, unity, harmony and depth in displays.

2.4.Use colour and texture to enhance displays.

2.5.Create displays using self-built and commercially supplied risers.

2.6.Adhere to workplace safety procedures with regard to the construction of visual displays.

3. Produce and suspend simple styrene shapes and display cards.

3.1.Ensure styrene cutting, painting and design techniques suitable for multi-purpose displays are applied to industry standard.

3.2.Hang styrene shapes and display cards in both horizontal and vertical formats as designated by their design.

3.3.Use industry standard pinning and nylon knotting techniques to suspend vertical and horizontal shapes.

3.4.Consistently follow relevant WHS procedures.

4. Produce a range of product presentations.

4.1.Generate ideas for the display using creative thinking techniques.

4.2.Test ideas against display objective and organisational requirements.

4.3.Discuss display options with relevant personnel.

4.4.Develop product storyline and access merchandise, materials and equipment.

4.5.Create effective groupings using suspension and under-staging techniques.

4.6.Review and refine display and refinements as required in line with display objective.

4.7.Observe safety procedures at all times during construction and placement of display.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills.
Assessment tasks are:
1 x folio 
1 x pop-up shop 

Please note: All Assessment tasks need to be completed before competency is achieved. A number of tasks will be formative to show your progress and development of skills and knowledge throughout the semester. The final task will be summative to provide a level of performance in addition to your competency.

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