Plan and style merchandise photo shoots

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIRRMER008, 'Plan and style merchandise photo shoots'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine creative direction of photo shoot.

1.1. Access and interpret requirements of a photo shoot brief and clarify photo shoot specifications and constraints.

1.2. Research merchandise styling trends to inform photo shoot styling.

1.3. Identify and seek input from creative sources to inspire photo shoot styling.

1.4. Create mock-ups of styling options and make refinements to enhance visual appeal and photo shoot outcomes.

1.5. Seek input from relevant personnel to determine final styling direction and gain required approval.

2. Plan photo shoot.

2.1. Determine photo shoot resource requirements and ensure required resourcing is available within allocated budget.

2.2. Create a brief of images to be captured during photo shoot.

2.3. Document a photo shoot schedule and communicate key roles and responsibilities to relevant personnel.

2.4. Identify potential photo shoot issues and undertake contingency planning to minimise impact.

2.5. Seek privacy agreements and permissions from talent involved in photo shoot as required.

3. Style photo shoot.

3.1. Access photo shoot location and identify and address any health and safety risks.

3.2. Style merchandise and props according to agreed styling and photo shoot plan.

3.3. Review and adjust lighting to enhance photo shoot in consultation with photographer and other personnel as required.

3.4. Provide clear direction and instructions to photo shoot talent and other personnel involved in photo shoot as required.

3.5. Adjust styling throughout photo shoot to meet creative brief.

3.6. Confirm photos listed in brief of images are captured.

3.7. Finalise photo shoot and restore photo shoot location to original condition.

4. Review images.

4.1. Review images captured during photo shoot and select those that best meet the requirements of the brief.

4.2. Arrange for additional images to be taken if brief of images is not met.

4.3. Organise image editing to enhance images.

4.4. Seek approval of finalised images from relevant personnel.