Unit of competency details

SIRXMER003A - Monitor in-store visual merchandising display (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 09/Dec/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIRXMER406 - Monitor in-store visual merchandising display 12/Jun/2012
Supersedes and is equivalent to WRRM5A - Monitor in-store visual merchandising displayUpdated and equivalent to WRRM5A 08/Dec/2010

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3 
SIB10 - Beauty Training PackageBeauty Training Package 1.1-1.2 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIR50207 - Diploma of Visual MerchandisingDiploma of Visual Merchandising 
SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail ManagementCertificate IV in Retail Management 
SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty TherapyCertificate IV in Beauty Therapy 1-2 
SIB30110 - Certificate III in Beauty ServicesCertificate III in Beauty Services 1-2 
SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin CareCertificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care 1-2 
FPI30611 - Certificate III in Timber MerchandisingCertificate III in Timber Merchandising 
FPI30605 - Certificate III in Timber MerchandisingCertificate III in Timber Merchandising 
AHC40710 - Certificate IV in Retail NurseryCertificate IV in Retail Nursery 
AHC32710 - Certificate III in Rural MerchandisingCertificate III in Rural Merchandising 
AHC32410 - Certificate III in IrrigationCertificate III in Irrigation 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080599 Sales And Marketing, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080599 Sales And Marketing, N.e.c.  23/Oct/2008 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret a visual merchandising plan and the monitor the display to ensure it meets the requirements of the plan and the organisation's visual merchandising standards.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit requires the team member to apply knowledge of store merchandising to interpret organisation visual merchandising plans and manuals and to monitor in-store displays to ensure that they reflect and maintain current organisation visual merchandising directions. This can involve the application of fundamental design principles, making decisions with regard to merchandise for display and ensuring that displays contribute to the visual merchandising standards of the organisation and that they are constructed and located to ensure customer and staff safety. This unit may apply to frontline visual merchandising team members and other staff.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Nil

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

The required outcomes described in this unit contain applicable facets of employability skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit is packaged will assist in identifying employability skills requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Interpret a visual merchandising plan.

1.1

Identify design requirements  of visual merchandising plan or manual.

1.2

Source resources required  to implement plan.

1.3

Identify factors that may affect the plan .

1.4

Apply organisation's visual merchandising standards to the plan.

2

Monitor display requirements.

2.1

Regularly monitor display to ensure it meets the requirements of the visual merchandising plan .

2.2

Identify damage or changes to the display .

2.3

Action is taken to rectify any changes to the display.

3

Maintain displays to organisation requirements and plan.

3.1

Maintain displays so that they are clean and tidy.

3.2

Make additions or changes to displays to ensure display consistently adheres to the visual merchandising plan.

3.3

Maintain organisation's requirements for visual merchandising in the display.

4

Contribute to the visual merchandising standards of the organisation.

4.1

Interpret visual merchandising standards of the organisation.

4.2

Identify opportunities for improving visual merchandising standards.

4.3

Make contributions to the visual merchandising standards as appropriate.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • maintaining and updating displays according to the visual merchandising plan
  • generating ideas for improving visual merchandising standards.

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • basic principles of visual merchandising
  • basic design principles
  • organisation visual merchandising principles.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • interprets and identifies the design requirements of a visual merchandising plan
  • monitors the display closely and completes regular maintenance to ensure it meets the requirements of the visual merchandising plan and the organisation's visual merchandising standards
  • contributes appropriately to the ongoing development of the organisation's visual merchandising standards.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • a retail work environment
  • relevant documentation, such as:
  • store policy and procedures manuals
  • store visual merchandising standards.

Methods of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of performance in the workplace
  • third-party reports from a supervisor
  • customer feedback
  • answers to questions about specific skills and knowledge.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.

Assessing employability skills 

Employability skills are integral to effective performance in the workplace and are broadly consistent across industry sectors. How these skills are applied varies between occupations and qualifications due to the different work functions and contexts.

Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically in the context of the job role and with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.

Design requirements  may include:

  • colours used
  • layout of display
  • functionality
  • merchandise for display
  • size of display
  • location of display in store.

Resources required  may include:

  • fixtures and fittings
  • people
  • time
  • materials
  • supports
  • lights.

Factors that may affect the plan  may include:

  • store promotions
  • merchandise availability
  • availability of display stands and structures
  • time requirements
  • budget requirements
  • availability of staff.

Visual merchandising standards  may include:

  • store plan and design
  • retail image
  • display location.

Damage or changes to the display  may include:

  • damage to fixtures, fittings or display supports
  • damage to items on display
  • changes in the appearance of the display.

Unit Sector(s)

Sector 

Cross-Sector

Competency field

Competency field 

Merchandising

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