Source and apply design industry knowledge

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBDES304A, 'Source and apply design industry knowledge'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Source and apply information on the structure and operation of the design industry

1.1. Identify and access information on the design industry and professional design practice

1.2. Use and analyse knowledge of the design industry appropriately, to inform own design practice and work

2. Source and apply knowledge on employment obligations and opportunities that impact on designers

2.1. Obtain information on employment obligations and opportunities in the design industry

2.2. Apply knowledge of employment obligations and opportunities appropriately, within day-to-day work activities

3. Seek information on new design technology

3.1. Correctly identify sources of information on new technology affecting different areas of design practice

3.2. Investigate relevant technologies to assist effective work performance

4. Update industry knowledge

4.1. Identify and use a range of opportunities to update knowledge of the design industry and monitor current issues of concern to the industry

4.2. Share updated knowledge with colleagues and peer group as appropriate, and incorporate into day-to-day work activities

5. Apply information on ethical and legal work practices

5.1. Source information on ethical and legal work practices in the context of design

5.2. Share updated knowledge on ethical and legal work practice in day-to-day work activities

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBDES304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60208 - Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
  • LMF50408 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
  • CUV30303 - Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
  • CUV40303 - Certificate IV in Design