Produce visual merchandise displays

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to display merchandise in a retail environment. It requires the ability to prepare, produce and maintain merchandise displays in accordance with visual merchandising requirements.

This unit applies to all retail sectors and business sizes from large format stores to small independents. It applies to frontline personnel who have limited autonomy and work under close supervision and guidance of others in frontline operational roles in the retail environment. However in smaller retail businesses, senior personnel might also undertake this function.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field


Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a retail environment. This can be:

  • an industry workplace

  • a simulated industry environment set up for the purposes of assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • a range of retail merchandise

  • display areas

  • retail display equipment and props

  • product labels and price tickets

  • organisational procedures for:

    • manual handling techniques for protection of self and merchandise

    • storage of merchandise and equipment

    • damaged or out of date stock

    • maintenance of display areas

    • merchandise rotation and replenishment

    • product labelling and pricing

    • unpacking merchandise

  • organisational visual merchandise display guidelines

  • ticketing and pricing equipment

  • assessment activities that allow the individual to:

    • work within commercial speed, timing and productivity

    • manage tasks and contingencies in the context of the job role

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.