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    Diploma of Visual Merchandising

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Cultivate your creativity as you create eye catching visual merchandise displays to appeal to your customers and make your mark in this practical and exciting industry.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Generate creative ideas

    • Create plans and drawings

    • Understand visual merchandising briefs

    • Implement merchandise displays

    • Style your visual merchandising concepts using various support tools

    • Use signage in a visual merchandising design

    • Develop leadership and coaching skills

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level

    • Conceiving and designing visual merchandising concepts

    • Implementing visual merchandising concepts

    • Planning and organising display lighting

    • Developing visual merchandising guidelines

    • Real-world experience designing, managing and implementing a visual merchandising project

    • Pathway to further study the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Access to a computer and internet

    • Sound computer skills

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    • A passion for creativity

    • An eye for colour, shape and form

    • Strong attention to detail

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: merchandise manager, visual merchandiser, visual merchandise stylist and event visual merchandiser.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study3 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Diploma of Visual Merchandising does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Diploma of Visual Merchandising does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Visual Merchandising qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 8 core and 8 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Produce drawings to communicate ideasCUAACD301

    • Develop visual merchandising creative conceptsSIRRMER004

    • Implement visual merchandising conceptsSIRRMER005

    • Achieve visual merchandising targetsSIRRMER006

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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