Our visual merchandising course will develop the knowledge and skills you need to flourish within the creative visual merchandising industry.  

You’ll be equipped with creative skills leading to career outcomes in a range of employable avenues.  The course is packed with industry relevant skills in computer aided design, product styling/branding, studio prop making and event theming to name a few.

This qualification is designed to evolve your abilities in creative visual display and merchandising over a series of learning stages which will ultimately involve live industry projects contributing to your resume and employability outcomes.

The hands on approach, skills and techniques learnt from experienced industry professionals enables you to develop an impressive portfolio of work to present to employers or your own clients.




National Code SIR50217
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
PT: 24+ months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $5,610.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,220.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,100.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

19 February 2019 and 15 July 2019 (midyear intake)

Full time: 12 months (3 days per week day time)

Part time: 24 months (3 evenings per week)

Class days and times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 4pm (day) or 6pm to 9pm (evening)

Box Hill

You must have successfully:

  • completed Year 12
  • undertaken interview process or
  • be mature age

After successful completion, you can apply for the Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising

VTAC and direct entry

Year 12 VTAC Applicants must:

Direct Entry Applicants (Non Year 12) must:

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

After successful completion of this course you may wish to apply for roles such as:

  • visual merchandiser
  • brand design
  • photo stylist
  • 3D computer designer
  • product merchandiser
  • exhibition designer
  • space planner
  • event theming
  • prop making …and more

This course is comprised of 16 units (including 8 core and 8 electives) delivered as 5 or 6 subjects per semester.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 01:08pm