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Diploma of Visual Merchandising

  • National Course Code: SIR50217
  • TAFE NSW code: SIR50217-01V01-20ULT-007

Location – Ultimo (Non-Trainee)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18 Hours per week

Duration

24 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who operate as visual merchandising specialists. These individuals possess a broad range of technical skills and sound knowledge of visual merchandising principles to plan and coordinate visual merchandising activities. They operate independently, make a range of operational decisions, and may have some responsibility for others.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of retail settings including speciality and fashion retailers, supermarkets and department stores. It also provides a pathway to work on a freelance basis.

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as visual merchandiser, retail store visual merchandiser, visual merchandising stylist and event visual merchandiser.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:
-To have a regular attendance, complete an successfully gain competence in all units.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
-Work placement is a non compulsory component of this course. Students wishing to undertake work place ment are advised to complete 35 hours

"INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:00am to11:00am OR 6:00pm to 7:00pm Join Information Session Here

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 24 weeks. Students will attend face to face classes on Tuesday and Thursday, and take part in connected learning via Microsoft Teams on Friday.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.

Work placement is a non-compulsory component of this course. Students wishing to undertake workplacement are advised to complete 35 hours.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have a creative or artistic flair
  • have a desire to work in the retail industry
  • are good communicators and
  • have the physical capacity to stand for long periods of time, and carry products and props.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

All course materials, props, products and craft materials will be provided to the student. Students are required to purchase their own tools for this course which would include; toolbox, hammer, staple gun with staples, fishing line, steel pins, wire cutters, scissors and PPE including face mask, safety glasses, shoe covers and ear plugs.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SIRRMER006 Achieve visual merchandising targets
SIRXWHS002 Contribute to workplace health and safety
SIRRMER011 Design and install merchandise signage
SIRRMER007 Design and install visual merchandising displays
SIRRMER004 Develop visual merchandising creative concepts
SIRRMER005 Implement visual merchandising concepts
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
SIRRMER010 Style using visual merchandising aids
Elective Units
Number Title
SIRRMER012 Develop retail space and product management plans
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
SIRXMGT004 Plan and manage retail projects
SIRRMER009 Plan and organise display lighting
SIRRMER008 Plan and style merchandise photo shoots
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Visual merchandiser

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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