Course Title: Implement visual merchandising concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: MKTG8022C

Course Title: Implement visual merchandising concepts

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5381 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact: Sam Falanga

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254670

Course Contact Email: samuel.falanga@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

Justin Compton

My office is located:

Building 94 level 6 Staff room

You can make an appointment to meet with me

Contact via email.

justin.compton@rmit.edu.au

 

 

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None required.

Course Description

In this unit you will develop skills and knowledge required to plan the implementation of a visual merchandising concept. You will develop the ability to accurately interpret a concept, arrange resourcing, monitor concept implementation and determine the effectiveness of the concept. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER005 Implement visual merchandising concepts

Element:

1. Develop concept implementation plan.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Access and review visual merchandising concept and determine implementation requirements and constraints.

1.2. Determine internal and external resource requirements including available budget.

1.3. Access and review organisational visual merchandising guidelines and standards to inform implementation plan development.

1.4. Identify opportunities to create cost-efficiencies and maximise use of resources.

1.5. Identify potential risks to be managed throughout the implementation process and develop contingency plans.

1.6. Identify key activities and plan the allocation of roles, responsibilities and timelines.

1.7. Plan product selection and inventory management.

1.8. Plan internal and external communication strategies for communicating implementation roles, responsibilities and timelines.

1.9. Develop performance criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the concept.

1.10. Document an implementation plan and seek any required approval.

Element:

2. Implement the concept.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Communicate concept implementation plan to relevant personnel.

2.2. Monitor the implementation of visual merchandising concept and respond to issues as they arise.

2.3. Provide support and coaching to team members throughout the implementation process.

2.4. Photograph and document concept implementation.

2.5. Finalise concept according to implementation plan.

Element:

3. Review concept.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Seek feedback from stakeholders about concept effectiveness.

3.2. Evaluate concept implementation against predetermined performance criteria.

3.3. Review and assess effectiveness of concepts in achieving desired performance outcomes.

3.4. Use findings to make suggestions for future improvements. 


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.


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities delivered face to face at RMIT University

  • Brief Presentations
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Brainstorming Activities
  • Student Presentations
  • Designing concepts
  • Manufacturing of Display Elements
  • Developing, monitoring and reviewing Concept implementation plan
  • Sourcing of Display Elements and materials
  • OH+S and WH+S
  • Teamwork
  • Installation of Displays

Student directed & managed Learning

  • Idea generation
  • Researching online and market place 
  • Sourcing merchandise, props, materials
  • Sourcing costings
  • Planning and Project managing timelines and tasks - online and informal meetings
  • Monitoring Concept Implementation plan


Teaching Schedule

 

 

           

Team 1B Friday

 

 8:30 – 12:30

 

 

Team 1C Monday

1:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Team 1A Monday

8:30am – 12:30pm

 

Week 1

 

 

  • Semester overview, expectations + challenges.
  • How the space works & links to other courses.
  • Present - Front Window Assessment Task.
 
  • Semester overview, expectations + challenges.
  • How the space works & links to other courses.
  • Present – Internal Window Assessment Task.
 
  • Semester overview, expectations + challenges.
  • How the space works & links to other courses.
  • Present –. – Internal Window Assessment Task

 

Week 2

 

 

  • Concept Implementation Plan discussion
  • Due: Front Window Concepts
  • Team leaders and tasks allocated
  • Develop FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered
 
  • Concept Implementation Plan discussion
  • Due: Internal Window Concepts
  • Develop Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered
 
  • Concept Implementation Plan discussion
  • Due: Internal Window Concepts
  • Develop Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered

 

Week 3

 

  • Front Window Concept sign off
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Develop OH&S PLAN
 
  • Present  - Front Window Assessment Task
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Present  - Front Window Assessment Task
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan

 

Week 4

 

 

  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Present Internal Window Assessment Task

 

 
  • Due: Front Window Concepts
  • Team leaders and tasks allocated
  • Develop FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
 
  • Due: Front Window Concepts
  • Team leaders and tasks allocated
  • Develop FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing

 

Week 5

 

 

  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Concept Implementation Plan

 

 
  • Front Window Concept sign off
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Front Window Concept sign off
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan

 

Week 6

 

 

  • Open Day -  No Class

Self Directed Learning 

 
  • Open Day -  No Class
Self Directed Learning 
 
  • Open Day -  No Class
Self Directed Learning 

 

Week 7

 

  • Due: Internal Window Concepts
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update  FW Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Present Free Choice Brand Bay Display
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Present Free Choice Brand Bay Display

 

Week 8

 

  • Install Front Window.
  • Implement the window concept.
  • Photograph the window concept.
  • Review the Concept Implementation plan.
  • Evaluate Feedback
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan

 

Week 9

 

 

  • Develop Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Materials List & Resources considered
  • Submission – Front Window  Assessment Task onto canvas.
 
  • Install internal window
  • Implement the window concept
  • Photograph the concept
  • Review the concept
  • Evaluate Feedback
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan

 

Week 10

 

 

  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Present Free Choice Brand Bay Display
 
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Develop OH&S PLAN
  •  Submission – Internal Window  Assessment Task onto canvas.
 
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan

 

Week 11

 

 

  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Bump Out Internal Window
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Install internal window
  • Implement the window concept
  • Photograph the concept
  • Review the concept
  • Evaluate Feedback

 

Week 12

 

 

  • Bump Out Front Window
  • Internal Window Production Ongoing
  • Update Internal Window Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
 
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Develop OH&S Plan
  • Submission – Internal Window  Assessment Task onto canvas.

 

Week 13

 

 

  • Install internal window
  • Implement the window concept
  • Photograph the concept
  • Review the concept
  • Evaluate Feedback
 
  • Install Front Window.
  • Implement the window concept.
  • Photograph the window concept.
  • Review the Concept Implementation plan.
  • Evaluate Feedback
 
  • Front Window Production Ongoing
  • Update FW Concept Implementation Plan
  • Free Choice Brand Display Production

 

Week 14

 

  

  • Free Choice Brand Display Production

Submission – Internal Window  Assessment Task onto canvas

 
  • Free Choice Brand Display Production
Submission – Front Window  Assessment on to Canvas
  •   Install Free Choice Brand Display

 

Week 15

   Install Free Choice Brand Display

 
  • Bump Out Front Window
Install Free Choice Brand Display
 
  • Install Front Window.
  • Implement the window concept.
  • Photograph the window concept.
  • Review the Concept Implementation plan.
  • Evaluate Feedback
  • Submission – Front Window  Assessment Task onto canvas by Nov 5th 8am  

 

Week 16

  Cup Day Holiday no class

 

 

  Cup Day Holiday no class  Cup Day Holiday no class

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

You will require materials and tools that your instructor will inform you of each week. 


Some materials are provided. Your instructor will let you know what you need to bring each week. It is essential that you have an adequate filing system on your computer.

Magazines that are relevant to this course are VM &SD Magazine, Inspiration Magazine. These titles are both available in the Carlton Library

Students are encouraged to have a Pinterest account to gather inspiration

Students will also require access to a Project Planning online tool IE: Trello

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this 
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.
You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.


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 in this unit could include practical class production and in class and on location projects.

 

 

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


Assessment Tasks

Over the Semester you will complete 2 tasks,  which are both summative.

Assessment Task 1 Front Window Task 

   Design produce and install a major window display 

Assessment Task 2 Internal Window Task

  Design produce and install an internal window display

Due dates for each team:

Team 1A

Front Window week 16

Internal Window Week 12

Team IB

Front Window week 9

Internal Window week 14

Team 1C

Front Window week 14

Internal Window week 10

 

Competency based assessment

You will receive ongoing verbal feedback of your progress, this will be delivered face to face.

At the completion of the course you will be assessed for competency, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to competency-based assessment are:


CHD Competency with High distinction

CDI Competency with Distinction

CC Competency with Credit

CAG Competency achieved Graded

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did not submit

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

The assessment matrix is available on Canvas for each assessment task.

Other Information

Attendance 
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress 
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

Special Consideration Policy, Late Submission & Extensions
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration 
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links - Application for extension of time

On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission 
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your competency assessment. 
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.

Cover Sheet for Submissions 
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Submission cover sheet

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

 

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