This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access relevant historical and theoretical information relevant to oneâ€™s own area of creative work.
It applies to individuals developing their skills in any area of arts practice. Supervision and guidance would usually be provided.
No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Locate information
1.1 Find sources
1.2 Check reliability of information sources with other people
1.3 Follow copyright and cultural requirements when accessing information
1.4 Gather and organise information
2. Review information
2.1 Review information related to arts practice
2.2 Select information relevant to own area of work
2.3 Use information appropriately to enhance own arts practice
3. Update and maintain information sources
3.1 Keep information sources up to date
3.2 Store information in accessible formats
3.3 Share information with others
3.4 Use feedback from others to improve information collection processes
Evidence of Performance
Evidence of the ability to:
source general history and theory information
identify and use information related to own area of work in compliance with cultural and copyright requirements
organise and update information
initiate and respond to feedback.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.
Evidence of Knowledge
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
list sources of general information on history and theory arts practice and specific information related to own area of practice
outline techniques for organising history and theory information and information specific to own area of work
identify protocols to be observed when gathering information of a culturally sensitive nature
explain intellectual property principles and legislation related to collection and use of information in own work.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
a range of relevant and up-to-date information sources.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.
This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.
1.1, 2.1, 2.2
Interprets straightforward textual and visual material from relevant sources to identify useful information
Uses clear language and relevant industry terminology to identify and store workplace documentation
1.2, 3.3, 3.4
Uses simple and relevant language to seek and share information and respond to feedback
Uses listening and questioning to confirm understanding
Navigate the world of work
Understands main tasks and responsibility to follow legal and cultural requirements when accessing and using information
Interact with others
1.2, 3.3, 3.4
Follows accepted communication practices and procedures when seeking advice and providing information to others
Get the work done
1.1,1.4, 2.2, 3.1-3.4
Organises and completes routine tasks in a logical sequence
Makes basic decisions about the selection, use, maintenance and storage of information, including choice of information sources
Uses feedback to improve work processes
Knowledge management â€“ research