Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

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 BSBDES502, 'Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Establish design requirements

1.1 Identify and make appropriate contact with relevant stakeholders for the design project, in addition to the client

1.2 Identify and source information and references relevant to the design project

1.3 Undertake critical analysis of sources and extract key information to inform the design project

1.4 Liaise with client and other key stakeholders to determine overall objectives and parameters for the design project

1.5 Proactively seek, review and act on information needed to inform constructive communication with client

1.6 Build trust and respect between self and client through effective communication and demonstration of professional integrity

2 Develop and refine design brief

2.1 Develop concepts and ideas for inclusion in design brief, taking account of overall objectives and parameters

2.2 Undertake own analysis of concept and challenge ideas and approaches taken to ensure responsiveness to project needs

2.3 Present ideas in an appropriate format/medium and seek feedback from key stakeholders

2.4 Use effective communication techniques to generate discussion, debate and critical analysis

2.5 Reevaluate and refine options based on own analysis and discourse with others

2.6 Establish and agree on final nature and scope of design brief with client and accurately document details

3 Negotiate terms and conditions

3.1 Negotiate and agree terms and conditions of brief in accordance with relevant organisational and professional standards

3.2 Clarify, agree and document roles and responsibilities of those involved in the project

3.3 Confirm agreements in writing in accordance with organisational requirements

3.4 Identify the need for specialist advice when developing formal agreements or contracts, and seek appropriate assistance