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

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.3%

NSW 25.7%

NT 0%

QLD 28.1%

SA 4.3%

TAS 1.5%

VIC 36%

WA 3%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 9.4%

Female 90.6%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 28.6%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 71.4%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 33.9%

Above 35 years: 64.1%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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