Course Title: Design and produce merchandising and in-store presentations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5235

Course Title: Design and produce merchandising and in-store presentations

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 90.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Justin Compton and Sue Robinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4678

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit requires the team member to apply knowledge of research and fixture and display systems and store design to
analyse retail outlet or specific store area merchandising requirements and develop plans for merchandising and in store
presentations in response to client briefs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER017A Design and produce merchandising and in-store presentations


1. Research fixturing systems.

2. Conduct merchandising analysis.

3. Develop merchandising plans.

4. Research, obtain and maintain mannequins

5. Develop fashion presentations.

6. Develop fabric presentations.

Learning Outcomes

Required skills:

The following skills

  • interpersonal communication skills to:
  • identify and negotiate parameters of a brief
  • negotiate specific client needs through clear and direct communication
  • ask questions to identify and confirm requirements
  • share information
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication
  • creative thinking skills
  • design application
  • illustration skills
  • report writing skills
  • analytical skills
  • fabric draping and folding skills

Required knowledge:

The following knowledge

  • the elements and principles of design
  • 20th century store design trends
  • contemporary store design issues
  • commercially available fixtures, fittings and store display equipment, including styles,
  • purchase prices, hire prices and methods of presentation of store mannequins copyright and intellectual property issues and legislation, and their impact on design
  • practice
  • the psychological and marketable characteristics of colour in visual merchandising

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following

  • research leading to the identification and application of merchandising fixtures and fittings
  • a merchandising analysis in response to client requirements
  • wall and floor fixture and merchandising plans that meet industry standards and address the specific needs of the retail outlet
  • a current file of styles, purchase prices, hire prices and methods of presentation of store mannequins determined through research and visits to industry suppliers
  • an illustrated report on the process of remerchandising a store’s product
  • a range of fashion presentations using selected male and female mannequins
  • strategic visual presentations for fabric displays
  • answers to questions on standard procedures for the care, maintenance and storage of mannequins.