Part Time Day
Course Start Date
8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Thursday, 23 July 2020||10:00am to11:00am OR 6:00pm to 7:00pm||Join Information Session Here|
This is a part time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 days a week, for 1 year.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.
Work placement opportunities will be made available to students across their TAFE NSW course in line with industry availability but this is not a compulsory component of the course.
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 from 9:00am to 6:30pm. 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.
- 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.
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 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
|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|
|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|
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.
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