Design costumes

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 CUACOS509, 'Design costumes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design costumes' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Interpret creative briefs

1.1 Analyse performance outlines or scripts to determine overall production concepts

1.2 Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel to clarify costume design requirements and timelines

1.3 Identify factors that may impact the design process, including safety and copyright considerations

1.4 Refer to production documentation and itemise elements to be addressed during the design phase

2. Conduct research

2.1 Access reference material that may inform the design process

2.2 Analyse reference materials in context of design projects

2.3 Consider the impact and potential of new and emerging technologies on the design process

2.4 Collect, collate and adapt materials to develop initial design concepts

2.5 Organise research material for ease of access by relevant personnel during the design process

3. Generate and assess ideas

3.1 Generate a range of costume design ideas in response to briefs and provide creative solutions to design issues

3.2 Assess ideas and collaborate with relevant personnel to maximise contribution of ideas to initial concepts

3.3 Appraise ideas, taking into account available budgets, technical feasibility and creative requirements

4. Develop and document designs

4.1 Collaborate with relevant personnel and incorporate additional requirements and ideas into design development

4.2 Consult with relevant personnel and agree on artistic interpretation

4.3 Discuss and evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, taking into account budgets and research findings

4.4 Develop costume designs from initial concepts ensuring production and design factors are taken into account

4.5 Organise or undertake testing and experimentation with selected costume designs and adjust as required

4.6 Record the design development processes

5. Finalise designs

5.1 Prepare and present draft costume construction plans and specifications to relevant personnel in an appropriate format

5.2 Discuss and evaluate designs presented

5.3 Negotiate and agree to modifications and amend designs as required

5.4 Produce documentation to support implementation of designs

5.5 Present final designs, plans and specifications within agreed timelines and confirm production requirements have been met

5.6 Reflect on own role in the design process and note areas for future improvement