Visual Merchandising and Retail

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An exciting future

Are you a ‘people person’? Can you see yourself managing a retail store or creating a fantastic window display in a leading retail store?

Sydney TAFE offers a range of retail management courses and visual merchandising courses that can lead you into the wide world of retail  from a customer service or sales assistant right through to store management. You could become a retail buyer or be in charge of displays and store presentation as a visual merchandiser. You could even work as an editorial stylist.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway in retail management or visual merchandising at Sydney TAFE.

The Visual Merchandising Diploma may offer credit transfer to fast-track a degree program for a range of courses at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Degrees include:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication)
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design). 

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Advertising, Marketing and PR
  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Photography
  • Fashion, Costume and Millinery
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

Visual Merchandising and Retail courses and related careers



Related career

Industry partners include:

Myer | David Jones | Visual Empire | AUSVM | Gloss Creative | Country Road.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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