How to become a Visual Merchandiser

Visual merchandisers develop floor plans and three-dimensional displays of goods and services in order to maximise sales and profit. These include window displays, interior point-of-sale displays and special promotions.

Personal requirements of a Visual Merchandiser

  • Creative flair and imagination
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good colour sense
  • Good drawing and design abilities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job

Education & Training for a Visual Merchandiser

You can work as a visual merchandiser without formal qualifications. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification in visual merchandising or retail operations. Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of artwork. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

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