Unit of competency details

SIRXMER005A - Create a display (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIRXMER202 - Plan, create and maintain displays 12/Jun/2012
Supersedes WRRM6A - Create a display for a small businessUnit based on WRRVM6A but not equivalent. SIRXMER005A content simplified so that unit is applicable to floor staff across a range of retail and wholesale businesses. 08/Dec/2010

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Dec/2010

Training packages that include this unit

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FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0 
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WRH06 - Hairdressing Training PackageHairdressing Training Package 2.2 
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SIB10 - Beauty Training PackageBeauty Training Package 1.1-1.2 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-3.0 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIB20110 - Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin CareCertificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin CareSuperseded1-2 
FPI30605 - Certificate III in Timber MerchandisingCertificate III in Timber MerchandisingSuperseded
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AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production NurseryCertificate III in Production NurserySuperseded
AHC32410 - Certificate III in IrrigationCertificate III in IrrigationSuperseded
SIB40110 - Certificate IV in Beauty TherapyCertificate IV in Beauty TherapySuperseded1-2 
SFL30110 - Certificate III in FloristryCertificate III in FloristrySuperseded
WRH30109 - Certificate III in HairdressingCertificate III in HairdressingSuperseded
FPI30611 - Certificate III in Timber MerchandisingCertificate III in Timber MerchandisingSuperseded
AHC32710 - Certificate III in Rural MerchandisingCertificate III in Rural MerchandisingSuperseded
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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 plan and implement a display for a retail business.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit requires the team member to identify requirements for a display, develop display ideas and have them approved by relevant personnel and plan and build displays. In addition the unit requires the team member to maintain displays to meet the requirements of the product, the audience and the organisation. This unit may apply to floor and sales team members.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 


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




Identify the requirements of the display.


Identify purpose  and audience  for the display.


Identify products that will be displayed.


Identify organisation's requirements and research relevant information  where required.


Identify resources  required to create the display.


Identify and consider constraints or factors  that may affect the creation of the display.


Develop display ideas.


Generate ideas for the display using creative thinking techniques .


Test ideas against display requirements and organisation's requirements .


Discuss display options  with relevant personnel.


Modify display ideas and refine according to feedback  and confirm with relevant personnel .


Plan and build displays.


Develop ideas into a simple display plan .


Source resources, materials and products to meet plan requirements.


Create display following the display plan.


Seek assistance from relevant personnel where required.


Review display and make refinements as required.


Maintain display.


Maintain display in a clean and tidy condition and replace products as necessary according to display plan.


Make changes or alterations to the display as appropriate.

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:

  • creative thinking skills
  • interpersonal communication skills to:
  • communicate display ideas to others
  • seek and accept feedback through clear and direct communication
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication
  • representing ideas in the form of a simple display plan
  • observing when display needs to be changed, updated or altered
  • maintaining display.

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

  • basic design principles, including:
  • colour
  • shape
  • use of space
  • flow of product
  • the audience for the display and what the display needs to communicate
  • a variety of display options
  • organisational requirements in terms of product display.

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:

  • identifies the requirements for a new display
  • creates a display plan that meets the requirements of the product, the audience and the organisation
  • plans and builds the display plan and maintains the display.

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
  • display space
  • a range of display products and materials.

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
  • written or verbal questioning to assess knowledge and understanding.

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


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.

Purpose  of the display may include:

  • window display
  • promotion
  • sale
  • new products
  • new range.

Audience  for the display may include:

  • new or repeat customers
  • external and internal foot or vehicular traffic
  • people of different ages
  • people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.
  • people with varying degrees of language and literacy.

Relevant information  may be sourced from:

  • direct observation
  • written reports
  • colleagues
  • internet
  • magazines
  • technical personnel
  • marketing personnel.

Resources  may include:

  • labels and tickets
  • materials
  • equipment and technology
  • fixtures and fittings
  • staff
  • time
  • budget.

Constraints or factors  may include:

  • time
  • budget
  • staff
  • availability of materials
  • space
  • product characteristics.

Creative thinking techniques  may include:

  • product association
  • brainstorming
  • visualising
  • telling stories
  • creative writing
  • lateral thinking
  • mind mapping
  • drawings
  • using prompts.

Organisation's requirements  may include:

  • organisational standards
  • OHS
  • branding
  • store policy and procedures
  • aesthetics
  • budget
  • staff
  • allocated space.

Display options  may include:

  • indoor or outdoor
  • static or moving
  • sound
  • lighting.

Feedback  may be sought and received:

  • verbally
  • in writing
  • in groups
  • individually.

Relevant personnel  may include:

  • manager
  • team leader
  • external personnel with display creation expertise.

Display plan  may include:

  • simple sketches of planned display
  • checklist of materials and equipment required.

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