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Retail Services Training Package Products: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products within the SIR Training Package relating to Visual Merchandising job roles.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products within the SIR Training Package relating to Visual Merchandising job roles.

Background

The Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised Training Package Products deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

As a result of the industry consultation carried out by the IRC during 2017–2018, the IRC identified the need to develop an Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising Qualification and associated Units of Competency, to be incorporated into the SIR Retail Services Training Package during the preparation of its 2018 Industry Skills Forecast (ISF). This ISF, which outlined the Case for Change, was submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval to update the Training Package Products to meet current and future industry needs.

The development of this Qualification and the associated Units of Competency will assist in addressing the fundamental need for consistency in Visual Merchandising training across the country, to ensure training practices are able to meet industry needs.

The Qualification and Units to be incorporated into the SIR Retail Services Training Package are as follows:

Qualification

  • SIRXXX21 Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising.
  • Units of Competency

    • SIRRMERXXX Design and construct visual merchandising display element
    • SIRRMERXXX Develop and implement creative photographic styling solution
    • SIRRMERXXX Develop and implement visual merchandising strategy for a brand
    • SIRRMERXXX Improve customer brand experience using visual merchandising
    • SIRRMERXXX Plan a career in visual merchandising.

    • Project Governance

      This project is being overseen by the Wholesale and Retail IRC. Membership of the IRC is as follows:

      Project Status - Draft 1 Consultation Open

      Consultation on Draft 1 Training Package Products commenced on Wednesday23 December 2020 and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 12 February 2021.

      Draft 1 of the Training Package Products is available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum. To access the Feedback Forum and to download the Consultation Guide, please click here.

      The SkillsIQ Feedback Forum provides all stakeholders with the opportunity to provide detailed input on any aspect of proposed Training Package components (Qualifications, Units of Competency and Skill Sets) during designated consultation periods. Whether you are an employer, peak body or industry association; government body or regulator; employee association, training provider or student, we want to hear your views on proposed changes to the Training Package that will provide skills and knowledge applicable to the Retail Services sector.

      You will be able to view the comments that other stakeholders have left and in turn post your own comment or reply to another comment already posted.

      Consultation Activities

      SkillsIQ is also undertaking several activities at which industry stakeholders and VET professionals will be able to provide feedback. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, public consultation on Draft 1 will take place via webinars, emails and the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.

      To register for a webinar, please click on your preferred date below.

      Date                                                                    Time
      Webinar 1: Monday 18 January 2021            2.00pm-4.00pm AEDT - closed
      Webinar 2: Thursday 28 January 2021         11.00am-1.00pm AEDT
      Webinar 3: Tuesday 2 February 2021           5.30pm-7.30pm AEDT
      Webinar 4: Wednesday 10 February 2021   9.00am-11am AEDT

      Project Timings



      Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the IRC to inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publicly available for validation prior to submission for endorsement.

      Further Information

      For more information or to discuss, please contact Patrick Cummings at patrick.cummings@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone at 0429 600 586.