Course Title: Manufacture visual merchandising support structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MKTG5861C

Course Title: Manufacture visual merchandising support structures

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5235 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : norman ireland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4211

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This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with Apply safe working practices, and 3D Design process.

Nominal Hours: 30

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


Course Description

This unit encompasses the knowledge and skills required to manufacture simple support elements for visual display.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER006A Manufacture visual merchandising support structures


1. Follow workshop operational procedures.

Performance Criteria:

1. Examine information on
three dimensional design 1.1 Identify and access relevant sources of information on
design processes specifically relating to three dimensional
1.2 Use knowledge of relevant design processes to inform


3. Design and construct simple visual merchandising structures.

Performance Criteria:

3. Design and construct 3.1 Sketch plans of simple fixed and collapsible visual simple visual merchandising structures according to client or merchandising structures. supervisor specifications.
3.2 Select appropriate card stock to achieve planned results.
3.3 Apply appropriate card scoring and cutting techniques to achieve planned results.
3.4 Select and use appropriate fixing methods.
3.5 Apply paint finishes are according to planned finish where relevant.
3.6 Apply colour copy images to structures where relevant to the planned finish.
3.7 Ensure finished structure matches client and supervisor specifications and meets OHS requirements.


4. Manufacture styrene signs.

Performance Criteria:

4. Manufacture styrene 4.1 Compose presentation roughs for store signs.

signs. 4.2 Demonstrate styrene cutting techniques using pinned card stencils.
4.3 Mount styrene shapes to achieve planned constructions.
4.4 Apply suitable paint finishes to achieve planned results.


5. Construct display frames.

Performance Criteria:

5. Construct display frames. 5.1 Measure frames and cut accurately to specifications.
5.2 Fill corners and sand mitre to industry standard.
5.3 Apply frame finishing mediums evenly to achieve specified finish results


2. Maintain tools and equipment. 

Performance Criteria:

. 2. Apply design processes to
produce samples of three
dimensional design work 2.1 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment
required for the production of design samples in
accordance with the brief
2.2 Follow appropriate and safe procedures to apply instances
of design processes
2.3 Consider outcomes in relation to processes used and
suitability for the brief
2.4 Explore different approaches to satisfy the requirements of
the brief
2.5 Produce a range of samples which demonstrate the
application of design processes to three dimensional work
2.6 Present and store work in a format which takes account of
the need for professional presentation and potential need

Learning Outcomes

• selection and safe use and care of appropriate studio and
workshop tools and equipment
• design and production of a range of stable load-bearing
fixed and collapsible cardboard visual merchandising

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

Students will explore different materials and design processes to create 3D samples of work.

As individuals and or in small teams students will interpret the designs and apply the design process to assist in manufacture.
Students will apply their knowledge of materials and design to produce a decorative table centrepiece for a major event
Students will whilst engaged in any activity, will apply their knowledge of tools equipment and observe safe working practices.

Teaching Schedule

week Class Content 2012 Perf. criteria
1 Introduction to, and the demonstration of workshop function, tools and equipment. O.H.& S. Demonstration, student activities, record and sign off. 2
2 Demonstration of how to use the hot-wire cutter
Students will cut 3 geometric shaped templates, from grey back.
Students will use the templates and Styrofoam ,and cut the 3 shapes 4.
3 Brief 1. Students will manufacture a riser to be used in VMP, each team will manufacture a different size for all first year students to use as a set, for grouping of products. 1,3
4 Ongoing manufacture of the riser, and introduction to the next brief. 3.
5 Brief 2 the design and manufacture of a sign and icon for VMP, a list of appropriate products will be discussed. 4.
6 Ongoing manufacture of signage, the size of the sign, template production, letter cutting, paint application. 4
7 As above 4
8 Fix lettering to the background, spacing and layout considerations ,adhesives and manufacture of the icon .complete both today. 3,4
9 Brief 3. the design and manufacture of an Art Deco Screen, to be used in VMP, students will have produced thumbnail sketches in History. 5
10 Demonstration of the embossing technique, map out the design, and begin the embossing 5
11 Students should complete the screens today 5.
12 Brief 3a using given templates, students will produce 3 small embossed images on metal.
These small images will be used collectively as a group display in VMP 5
13 As above, should finish today.
14 Brief 4. Students will produce a framed montage, reference Bombo, images will be shown. This is a stand alone piece, no product is required to be included. 1,4
15 Ongoing production, coloured and textured papers will be supplied, multiple layers will be used to achieve depth and perspective 1,4
16 Students should complete task today.
17 O.H &S TEST 1,2 &3
All briefs are weighted equally at 20%
Elements from the units

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

google search Art Deco Design., goggle search Bomboland.


Other Resources

share previous students work, both hard copy and slide shows.

Overview of Assessment

• Developing project brief
• Workplace simulations
• Studio based workshops
• Application of technical skills

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks Brief 1. you will manufacture a riser to be used in VMP
Brief 2 you will cut 3 geometric shapes using the hot wire machine.
Brief 3 you will design and manufacture a brand name sign to be used in VMP.
Brief 4 you will design and emboss an Art Deco Screen.
Brief 5 you will design and produce a decorative panel to be used in VMP
Brief 6 you will complete an O.H.S test.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Will help you to see how the assessment tasks relate to the elements and the skills and knowledge needed to achieve competency in this course.
Elements 1. follow workshop operational procedures.
Elements 3. maintain tools and equipment. ASSESSMENT 2
Elements 4. manufacture styrene signs.
Elements 2. design and construct simple visual merchandising structures ASSESSMENT 3
Elements 4 manufacture styrene signs
Manufacture visual merchandising support structures ASSESSMENT 4
Elements 5. construct display frames ASSESSMENT 5
Elements 1, follow workshop operational procedures and construct simple vm structures
5.construct display frames. ASSESSMENT 6
Elements 1. follow workshop operational procedures.

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