Develop visual merchandising guidelines

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 SIRRMER013, 'Develop visual merchandising guidelines'.
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 visual merchandising guideline requirements.

1.1. Communicate with relevant personnel to identify organisational priorities and standards for visual merchandising.

1.2. Clarify specifications and constraints impacting visual merchandising guideline development with relevant personnel.

1.3. Analyse internal and external operating environment including competitor activity, to identify opportunities and risks to inform visual merchandising guideline development.

1.4. Research local and global visual merchandising trends and draw inspiration to inform visual merchandising guideline development.

1.5. Identify challenges impacting the consistent implementation of visual merchandising standards across multiple locations and develop strategies to overcome challenges.

1.6. Challenge assumptions and traditional ways of thinking to promote innovative thinking and creativity in developing visual merchandising guidelines.

2. Develop visual merchandising guidelines.

2.1. Develop visual merchandising guidelines using digital technologies and tools.

2.2. Develop visual merchandising guidelines to provide clear and accurate detail of visual merchandising standards and expectations.

2.3. Provide visual and written representations of visual merchandising standards to aid understanding.

2.4. Detail the purpose and application of visual merchandising guidelines and how they are to be implemented.

2.5. Consider scaling and resourcing of individual stores and provide required supporting information.

2.6. Ensure visual merchandising guidelines links to organisational strategic objectives and priorities.

2.7. Develop communication tools for the distribution of visual merchandising guidelines.

2.8. Establish evaluation criteria to measure the implementation of visual merchandising standards.

2.9. Seek input of others and test usability of visual merchandising guidelines.

2.10. Finalise visual merchandising guidelines and seek approval.

3. Implement visual merchandising guidelines.

3.1. Communicate visual merchandising guidelines to relevant personnel and ensure understanding of standards and visual merchandising objectives.

3.2. Provide support and coaching to team members throughout the implementation process.

3.3. Monitor the standards of implementation against evaluation criteria and take action as required.