Develop a merchandise strategy

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SIRRMRM002, 'Develop a merchandise strategy'.
Google Links
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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. Analyse the operating environment.

1.1. Access and review organisational strategic objectives and determine organisational priorities for merchandise performance in consultation with relevant personnel.

1.2. Access and review existing and previous merchandise strategies and available performance data to inform strategy development.

1.3. Research trends in merchandise management and use findings to inform strategy development.

1.4. Analyse internal and external operating environments to identify opportunities and risks related to merchandise performance.

2. Develop merchandise strategy.

2.1. Identify key priorities and objectives of the merchandising strategy based on analysis of the operating environment.

2.2. Confirm merchandise strategy is consistent with the direction and objectives of the organisation.

2.3. Confirm strategy execution can be supported by organisational structures and resourcing.

2.4. Establish performance criteria to evaluate merchandise strategy performance.

2.5. Ensure strategy can be adapted in response to environmental opportunities and threats.

2.6. Develop a strategy action plan detailing key activities, responsibilities and timeframes.

2.7. Obtain input from relevant personnel and make adjustments to strategy based on feedback received.

2.8. Finalise merchandise strategy and gain required approval.

2.9. Communicate merchandise strategy and action plan to relevant personnel.

3. Review merchandise strategy.

3.1. Obtain feedback from relevant stakeholders regarding merchandise performance.

3.2. Evaluate merchandise strategy against performance criteria.

3.3. Use findings to make informed conclusions about merchandise performance and make recommendations for future improvements.