Course Title: Manufacture visual merchandising signage and support structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Nick Visser  :  nick.visser@rmit.edu.au weeks 1 - 6

Tim McCarthy  : tim.mccarthy@rmit.edu.au weeks 7 - 16

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

 

16 WEEK COURSE OUTLINE

CLUSTERING

OHTH5803C Apply safe work practices is delivered and assessed with MKTG7846C Manufacture visual merchandising signage & support structures

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.

WEEK

 

 

 

Weekly activity

 

 

 

 

MKTG7846C 

Elements




 

 

OHTH5803C

Elements




 

ASSESSMENT DUE

 

 

 

1Course outline & OHS induction. Intro to cutting and using guillotine. Create cardboard poster strips.1.3 - 1.4

2.2 - 2.3

 

1.1 - 1.2

2.1 - 2.3
 

 
2

Intro to hotwire & OHS. Practice cutting stencil and practice using hotwire. Start researching product graphics for Sign and Icon project.

Intro to sign and Icon project. Demo of process and OHS. Discuss and source images of product graphics.
 

1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4

 

1.1 - 1.3, 1.4Brief 1 due
3Create cutting stencils. 1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 1.6 
4 Prepare and paint and cut Polystyrene letters and shapes1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
  
5 How to create and do a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) 1, 1.1

 1.1 - 1.6

 2.1 - 2.3

 
6Assemble and complete sign this week

1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4

4.1 - 4.3

 1, 1.1 
7Assemble and complete icon

1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4

4.1 - 4.3

 1.1 - 1.6


Sign & Icon due

Hand in work and upload image of work to Google Drive
 

8Introduce Street Art project. And discuss manufacturing issues1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 1.1 - 1.6

 

9Continue Street Art1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 1, 1.1 
10 Continue Street Art 1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
 1, 1.1 
11Complete Street Art project.

1.1 - 1.5,
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4

4.1 - 4.3

 1, 1.1 

Street Art due

Hand in work and upload image of work to Google Drive

12 Introduce Eames Cards Brief
Students to discuss WHS issues
1.1 - 1.5
2.2 -  2.7
3.1
 1, 1.1 
13 • Ongoing Eames Cards Brief1.1 - 1.5
2.2 -  2.7
3.1
1, 1.1 
14  • Ongoing Eames Cards Brief1.1 - 1.5
2.2 -  2.7
3.1
1, 1.1 
15Brief 4 Due today Eames cards - Graded 1.1 - 1.5


2.2 -  2.7
 1, 1.1

Eames cards due

Hand in work and upload image of work to Google Drive

16Intro to cordless power tools and OHS  1.1 - 1.5 1, 1.1

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Please make sure you access other resources and examples as supplied on your Google Drive connected to your RMIT email account.


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

CLUSTERING

OHTH5803C Apply safe work practices is assessed with MKTG7846C Manufacture visual merchandising signage & support structures

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 feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time.

The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.

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

Late Submission & Extensions
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.
Extension form link 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 overall grade for each assessment task.


The following adjustments for late submission will be made. Grades will be reduced by 10%, for each day (or part thereof), for the first two days. If submissions are three days or more late, the work will only be assessed as a pass or fail – and not graded. Submissions seven days or more late, should still be handed in, however they will not be assessed and will be kept as a record only.

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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