Course Title: Design and produce store plans and floor layouts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5325 Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Title: Design and produce store plans and floor layouts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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,
Term2 2016,
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 apply knowledge of store design and fit-out to design, and present proposed floor plans and fit-outs for retail store settings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER514 Design and produce store plans and floor layouts


  1. Produce free floor layouts.
  2. 1.1.Analyse and confirm planning brief according to client requirements.

    1.2.Design floor layouts to scale, indicating all components and how they interact with customers to create a total store image.

    1.3.Present plans, including analysis and rationale for layout, using both verbal and written reports.

    1.4.Ensure plans comply with relevant legislation and regulations.

2. Design fit outs for new and existing retail spaces.

2.1.Measure on site and existing retail space.

2.2.Confirm business target market, customer demographic, style and desired ambience with client.

2.3.Present rendered visuals of proposed store facades.

2.4.Present fit-out plans and budget.

2.5.Design grid and free-flow plans to scale, and modify and adapt them to suit client briefs.

2.6.Take account of relevant standards, performance benchmarks and specifications.

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. Brand Audit
  2. Pop-up shop design
  3. Store Front Design
  4. Vacant Site fit out

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.

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.