Course Title: Manufacture visual merchandising signage and support structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MKTG7846C

Course Title: Manufacture visual merchandising signage and support structures

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5325 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Tim McCarthy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:tim.mccarthy@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tim McCarthy : tim.mccarthy@rmit.edu.au

John Owe Young : john.owe-young@rmit.edu.au

Nick Visser  : nick.visser@rmit.edu.au

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

None

This course is delivered in combination with SIRXWHS101 OHTH5803C Apply safe work practices

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required for the safe application of a range of tools and materials to manufacture simple support elements for visual displays.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER509 Manufacture visual merchandising signage and support structures

Element:

1. Follow workshop operational procedures.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Maintain workshop tools and equipment , according to manufacturer instructions and workshop work health and safety (WHS) procedures .

1.2.Report faulty tools and equipment promptly according to workshop WHS and maintenance procedures.

1.3.Use workshop tools and equipment according to manufacturer operational and safety instructions.

1.4.Clean and tidy workshop area and store tools, equipment and visual merchandising materials stock  according to enterprise procedures .

1.5.Monitor materials stock according to enterprise procedures.

Element:

2. Design and construct simple visual merchandising structures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Sketch plans of simple fixed and collapsible visual merchandising structures , according to client or supervisor  specifications.

2.2.Select appropriate card stock to achieve planned results.

2.3.Apply appropriate card scoring and cutting techniques to achieve planned results.

2.4.Select and use appropriate fixing methods.

2.5.Apply paint finishes  to achieve planned finish as required.

2.6.Apply colour copy images to structures to achieve planned finish as required.

2.7.Ensure finished structure matches client and supervisor specifications and meets WHS requirements.

Element:

3. Manufacture styrene signs.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Compose presentation roughs for store signs.

3.2.Use pinned card stencils and cut styrene, according to equipment and material manufacturers’ instructions and workshop WHS procedures.

3.3.Mount styrene shapes to achieve planned constructions.

3.4.Apply suitable paint finishes to achieve planned results.
 

Element:

4. Construct display frames.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Measure frames and cut to specifications.

4.2.Fill corners and sand mitre to industry standard.

4.3.Apply frame finishing mediums evenly to achieve specified finish results.


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

These units will be delivered in class at the city campus. Delivery will include the following.

Discussion, practical demonstrations regarding the safe use, handling and storage of materials, tools & equipment.

Discussion, practical demonstration regarding the appropriate choice of materials, tools & equipment.

Discussion, analysis of workplace safety issues

Design, fabrication or construction of props, Visual Merchandising signage to meetclient needs.

Peer learning

Independent project based work

You will use a range of tools, equipment & materials. techniques, equipment and materials to produce industry standard props, signage and display material for various promotional, branding or client needs.


Teaching Schedule

MKTG 7846C (Manufacture visual merchandising signage & support structures) is delivered and assessed concurrently with OHTH5803C (Apply safe work practices) over the entire semester

16 WEEK COURSE OUTLINE

NOTE: Schedule is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Your teachers will keep you fully informed about any alterations.

WEEKCLASS CONTENT

 

MKTG7846C Manufacture visual merchandising signage & support structures

UNIT OF COMPETENCYSIRRMER509



 

OHTH5803C
Apply safe work practices

UNIT OF COMPETENCY SIRXWHS101



 

ASSESSMENT
1

• Present course overview and expectations
• Discuss O.H.& S, VM Safety Training Records and demonstrate safety in workshop, use and care of PSE, tools and equipment, faulty equipment. O.H.& S overview. Safety procedures and emergency procedures & evacuation.
• Discuss course, course guide and expectations – House keeping
• Safety and OH&S correct work attire.
• Demonstration 1: Introduction to safe cutting technique.
• Demonstration 2: Introduction to hot wire equipment
Brief 1 Due week 2 Card board suspension strips
Exercise 1: Create basic stencil and cut styrene shapes - PX
2: Cutting Screen board & Application of Jac paper - PX
Cut cardboard strips for poster suspension in VMP week 2
*For next week – bring a food or beverage item.

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

1.3, 1.4,

2.2 - 2.3,

 

1.1, 1.2

2.1 -  2.3
 

 
2

Brief 1 Due today Card board suspension strips
Brief 2 Due week 7, 31/3/14 Sign & Icon - Graded
• Introduce Sign & Icon brief
• Demonstration 2 Revise use of hot wire equipment
Discuss O.H.& S, VM Safety Training Records and demonstrate safety in workshop, use and care of PSE. Discuss adhesives, paints & solvents.
Students will manufacture a Sign & Icon for a display in VMP week 8.

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues
 

1.1 -  1.5


2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7


3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 

 

1.1, 1.3, 1.4

Brief 1 due

Formative assessment

(not graded)

3Continue manufacture of Sign & Icon
Students to discuss OHS issues
 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 
1.1 - 1.6
 
4

 • Continue manufacture of Sign & Icon

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 4.1, 4.2 
1.1 - 1.6
 
 Monday March 9th in week 5 is a holiday.    
5

 • Continue manufacture of Sign & Icon

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 4.3 
1.1 - 1.6
 
6

 • Complete manufacture of Sign & Icon

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

  
1.1 - 1.6
 
7Brief 2 Due today Install sign and icon in VMP

Brief 3 Due week 13 19/5/14 Street Art - Graded
Introduce Street Art Brief

Students to discuss WHS issues

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5


2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6


Brief 2 due (Graded)
 

8 • Ongoing Street Art Brief
Brief 4 Due week 14 Eames cards - Graded
Install in VMP 26/4/14
Introduce Eames Cards Brief
Students to discuss WHS issues

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5


2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

 

 Mid Semester Easter Break - Apr 3 - 10. Last day of classes Thursday 2nd March 2015 . Classes resume Monday 13th March 2015 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
 
 
9

 • Ongoing Street Art Brief
• Ongoing Eames Cards Brief

Brief 5: Introduce Black and White Store Exercise

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 1.1.- 1.6 
10 • Ongoing Street Art Brief
• Ongoing Eames Cards Brief
 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6
 
11

 Brief 3 Due today Street Art install in VMP 19/5/14
 • Ongoing Eames Cards Brief

 • Next week Black and White Store install in VMP1

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6
 

Brief 3 due

(Graded)

Black and White Stiore Props due

(Not Graded)

12 • Ongoing Eames Cards Brief
• Street art is installed in VMP1 next week in week 13
 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6
 
13

 • Ongoing Eames Cards Brief

• Eames Cards are installed in VMP1 next week in week 14

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6

 Brief 4 due

(Graded)

14

 Brief 4 Due today Eames cards - Graded

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6
 
15

 Completion of any outstanding work

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6
 
16

 • Last formal class Final deadline for all work to be submitted

OHS: Identify, address safe work practices and OHS issues

 1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 
1.1 - 1.6

 

 Queens Bday Holiday 8th June 2015

Mid Year Break  Sem 2 classes resume

Monday July 6th
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

OHS safety information sheet will be supplied in RMIT Studio class

A range of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be made available in all studio classes and must be used/worn correctly in the appropriate circumstances or as instructed by the staff.

RMIT will supply tools, equipment & consumables for your class needs. These must not be used by you unless you have been trained in their correct handling, usage & storage by a qualified member of staff.


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 course are:
3 x major projects = 100%

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.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

SUMMARY OF WORK DUE & DUE DATES - For more details please refer to the comprehensive 16 week course outline.

Work due, Grading  type
Work due week 1 - Exercise 1: Cutting board & Application of Jac paper to produce VM poster display prop  - You are to demonstrate correct technique, use of appropriate materials, tools & equipment to manufacture basic VM display supports for poster suspension. -  

Exercise 2 : Create basic stencil and cut styrene shapes You are to demonstrate correct technique, use of appropriate materials, tools & equipment to manufacture basic VM display props and styrofoam signage

Work due week 2 - Exercise 2 VM poster display prop


Work due week 7 - Sign & Icon - You are to demonstrate correct-use of appropriate materials, cutting tools, adhesives, paint & equipment to manufacture basic VM display props and styrofoam signage.(Graded assessment 35%)


Work due week 11 - Street Art - You are to demonstrate correct-use of appropriate materials, cutting tools, paints & equipment to manufacture basic VM display props and signage.(Graded assessment 30%)


Work due week 14 - Eames Cards You are to demonstrate correct-use of appropriate materials, cutting tools, paints, adhesives & equipment to manufacture basic VM display props and signage. Demonstrate appropriate use of colour copy images & paint finshes in accordance with the specified theme. (Graded assessment 35%)
 

Competency based assessment

You will receive ongoing verbal feedback of your progress within class time.

Assessment Grading: Your final level of assessment for this course will be graded as follows.


CHD : Competent with High Distinction : 80 – 100
CDI : Competent with Distinction 70 – 79
CC - Competent with Credit : 60 – 69
CAG - Competency Achieved Graded : 50 – 59
NYC - Not Yet Competent - 0 – 49
DNS :Did Not Submit for Assessment


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).

Other Information

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students 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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy: (Late Submission)
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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online

Submissions
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided.
http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf
For digital online submission please use e-Submission process. Information regarding the e-Submission process can be located e-submission
http://www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/esubmission

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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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