Course Title: Design merchandisers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5235

Course Title: Design merchandisers

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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 & Design


Term1 2012,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Sam Falanga

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4670

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit requires the team member to apply knowledge of
current design trends, the elements and principles of design,
target customers and merchandise to be displayed, and to
produce drawings and models of merchandisers in response to
client briefs.

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MKTG5870C and MKTG5869C

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER015A Design merchandisers


1. Determine functional requirements.
2. Develop new design concepts.
3. Produce drawings and models.

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 and will include:

• sample analysis of a client brief and subsequent
identification of suitable materials
• examples of personally designed merchandisers
• colour schemes to suit specific visual merchandising
promotional themes
• answers to questions on retail image design.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.