Course Title: Plan a career in the retail industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5325 Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Title: Plan a career in the retail industry

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Justin Compton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to identify and document current skills and interests, and explore related retail career options. It also covers planning future skills development with the help of advisory personnel or experienced retail industry staff.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXIND102 Plan a career in the retail industry


1. Explore career opportunities and preferences.

2. Identify skill development requirements.

3. Plan retail career progression.

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.

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 are:
Reflective journal and supporting documents 

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.

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