Course Title: Plan and build visual presentations for a range of merchandise categories

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5325 Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Title: Plan and build visual presentations for a range of merchandise categories

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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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: Sam Falanga

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to produce comprehensive working plans and safely build a range of displays, selecting styles and compositions that best promote the merchandise category. It involves the application of design, planning and construction skills and knowledge in retail settings to accepted work health and safety  standards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXMER407 Plan and build visual presentations for a range of merchandise categories


1. Produce comprehensive working plans.

2. Produce colour blocked presentations of store interiors.

3. Produce strategically designed visual presentations for a range of merchandise categories.

4. Dress merchandisers.

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 VM manual 
1 x installation 

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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