How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This qualification provides skills and knowledge required by those who hold or wish to hold positions as specialist visual merchandisers in the retail industry. It applies to those who are working as a member of a retail national, state or store-based visual merchandising team; working in a business that designs and installs visual merchandising displays in the exhibition industry; or are self employed as a freelance visual merchandiser.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Visual Merchandising
26 core units: Create, manipulate and incorporate 2D graphics; Apply colour theory in response to a brief; Apply the design process to 2-dimensional work in response to a brief; Apply the design process to 3-dimensional work in response to a brief; Research and apply the history of design to design practice; Apply techniques to produce digital images; Work effectively as a visual merchandiser; Produce retail visual illustrations; Manufacture visual merchandising support structures; Apply lettering; Produce working drawings; Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations; Design, construct and maintain props and merchandisers; Develop concept visuals; Maintain displays lighting and brief lighting designers; Design and produce store plans and floor layouts; Design merchandisers; Communicate in the workplace; Monitor in-store visual merchandising display; Manage merchandise and store presentation; Present products; Demonstrate merchandising and category presentation skills; Profile a retail market; Apply safe working practices; Maintain store safety; Lead a team to foster innovation; plus 6 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession