Course Title: Maintain store safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: OHTH5088C

Course Title: Maintain store safety

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5177 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Jo Beckerleg

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4211

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 36

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 is based on the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) Guidelines and encompasses the competencies required to maintain store safety in a retail environment. It involves informing and involving team members, monitoring and maintaining a safe working environment, implementing emergency procedures, identifying the need for occupational health and safety training and maintaining occupational health and safety records.
Expand upon existing skills to enable you to design and manufacture props for the retail, exhibition, event and advertising industries.
Ongoing observation of appropriate occupational and safety procedures, relevant to materials machinery and the working environment ,appropriate clothing and footwear.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

WRRLP3B Maintain store safety


Identify need for occupational health and safety training

Performance Criteria:

Occupational health and safety training needs identified accurately, specifying gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by team members.

Training organised/arranged according to store policy.


Implement emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

Store emergency policies and procedures implemented promptly in the event of an emergency.


Inform team members

Performance Criteria:

Store policies and procedures in regard to occupational health and safety and emergency procedures clearly and accurately explained to team members.

Team members given access to store policy.

Relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes clearly and accurately explained to team members.

Information on identified hazards and risk control procedures regularly provided and clearly and accurately explained to team members.


Involve team members

Performance Criteria:

Provide opportunities and processes for team members to consult and contribute on occupational health and safety issues according to store policy. 

Issues raised are resolved promptly or referred to relevant personnel according to store policy.

Outcomes of issues raised on occupational health and safety matters promptly conveyed to team members.


Maintain occupational health and safety records

Performance Criteria:

Occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records for occupational injury and disease completed accurately and legibly, according to store policy.

Information from records used to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures according to store policy.


Monitor and maintain a safe working environment

Performance Criteria:

Store policies and procedures implemented with regard to identification, prevention and reporting of potential hazards.

Prompt action taken to deal with hazardous events according to store policies.

Unsafe or hazardous events investigated to identify cause and inadequacies in risk control measures or resource allocation for risk control measures identified and reported to relevant personnel.

Control measures to prevent re-occurrence and minimise risks of unsafe and hazardous events implemented and monitored according to store policy and the hierarchy of control.

Hazardous goods handled and stored in accordance with store policy and occupational health and safety regulations.

Equipment maintained in accordance with store policy and occupational health and safety regulations.

Team performance monitored to ensure use of safe manual handling techniques.

Learning Outcomes

1. Inform team members
2. Involve team members
3. Monitor and maintain a safe working environment
4. Implement emergency procedures
5. Identify need for occupational health and safety training
6. Maintain occupational health and safety records

Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable this competency will be referred to as Studio 2.
This competency is delivered and assessed with MKTG 5704C and OHTH 5087C

Activities could include.
The manufacture of timber frames and screens.
The use of the vacuum forming process.
Appropriate materials selection in response to a brief.
Produce a range of products which demonstrate the application of design processes to 3 dimensional work.
Create 3D objects

Teaching Schedule


1Introduction to, & explanation of individual job briefs.
O.H.S. issues. Brief 1.
Preparation and rejuvenation of existing frames and recovering frames with canvas.
Preparation of 2D and 3D surfaces for painting faux finishes.
2Preparation of 2 small canvases for painting faux finishes.
3Preparation background treatments, begin faux finishes and Trompe”
4Trompe” and faux finishes should be completed today.
5Preparation of large canvas for fashion illustration,50’s style.
6Produce the frame base and stretch canvas, prime canvas.
7Apply background finishes and begin illustration.
8Ongoing production of fashion illustration.
9All 3 canvases must be completed today.
10Brief 2. Students will select an Artist or Designer and use that designers/artists style to produce a design for a 3 panel screen.
Students will be given specific dimensions and various locations in which the screen may be used.
The screen will be used with Homewares.
11Ongoing production and manufacture, various techniques will be discussed and demonstrated, vacuum forming , etc.
12Various materials and their application will vary, dependant on the design influence., screen should be finished today.
13Brief 3..Working from previously produced designs from , Design for Merchandise ,students will produce point of sale and merchandisers to a given scale.
14Working to scale, material usage, adhesives ,construction methods.
15Ongoing production, apply finishes.
16Ongoing production.
17All work must be complete today.


1O.H.S. units OHTH 5087 and OHTH 5088 are included in this course . Students will engage in the necessary activities to realize the installation of Open Day, and the ongoing preparation for interior windows , and showcases . Students will have been briefed in V.M.P. for all studio requirements. All props and studio activities are in direct support of V.M.P.2.
Themes. Open Day, Sale windows ,Black and White.
2Ongoing preparation for Open Day ,Sale and Black and White.
3Ongoing preparation for Open Day ,Sale and Black and White.
4Continued preparation for Open Day, hardware, and Food windows.
5Open Day is installed this week ,ongoing food and hardware prep,
RMIT University OPEN DAY 12TH August.
7Ongoing production, all teams.
8Complete preparation
9Ongoing preparation for sale, hardware ,toys and games
10Continued preparation for sale, hardware, toys, games.
11Complete prep, for sale, toys, and games ongoing prep for hardware.
12Begin Christmas preparation, and School of Design end of year window.
13Continued preparation for S.O.D. Window and Christmas.
14Ongoing preparation for S.O.D. and Christmas.
15Ongoing preparation for S.O.D. and Christmas.
16Final prep, and installation this week.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

• Group presentations
• Research project
• Workplace simulations
• Role plays
• Report writing

Assessment Tasks

To produce a range of props to suit various locations in a retail/exhibition and or event situation.

Assessment Matrix

To produce a range of props to suit various locations in a retail/exhibition and or event situation.
Brief 1 To paint/illustrate 2 decorative canvases.
Trompe, architectural, and faux finishes.
To paint /illustrate a 50,s Fashion illustration.

Brief 2 To select an Artist ,designer and to use that influence to design and manufacture a 3 panel screen ,to be used in conjunction with homewares in a designated window.

Brief 3 To design and manufacture high quality..props and merchandisers based on designs produced in Design for Merchandise.

Other Information

Course grading
Marks recorded Description Indicative score
HD High Distinction 80-100% competency achieved
DI Distinction 70-79% competency achieved
CR Credit 60-69% competency achieved
PA Pass (higher grading available) 50-59% competency achieved
PX Pass (no higher grading available) competency achieved
NN Fail 0-49% not yet competent

Students must pass all assessment tasks in order to pass this course

The major learning experience involves group work, class interaction, manufacturing, demonstrations, installing. 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.

• Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse the work on the basis of authentication issues.

• Late submissions
Late submissions may be considered at the teacher’s discretion, provided that:
a. A medical certificate has been produced; or
b. 48 hours notice is given re the inability to meet the nominated deadline; or
c. Special consideration forms have been completed.
Late submissions must be in consultation with the teacher and penalties may occur.
This is aligned with standard visual merchandising industry practice.

• Students may be permitted to resubmit work upon application with course teacher.

• Course guide is subject to change in relation to industry demands and availability.

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