Design events

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 CUADES501, 'Design events'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design events' 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

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

1. Interpret event information

1.1 Analyse event information to determine scope, objectives and design requirements

1.2 Participate in preliminary concept meetings with relevant personnel to discuss requirements

1.3 Identify environmental and social issues and other factors that may affect the design of events

1.4 Discuss and agree on the designer’s role in relation to overall staging of events

1.5 Explain to key personnel the processes of design as it affects them

2. Conduct and evaluate research

2.1 Identify and source references that may inform the design process

2.2 Assess venues and outdoor sites and critically analyse sources and references for the design projects

2.3 Take account of the impact and potential of new and emerging technologies to inform the design

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

3. Generate and assess ideas

3.1 Generate a range of ideas for designs that respond to briefs and provide creative and technical solutions to event issues

3.2 Collaborate with relevant personnel to maximise contribution of ideas to initial concepts

3.3 Continue to evaluate ideas about cost and time implications, technical feasibility, and suitability to meet briefs

4. Develop and document designs

4.1 Continually discuss designs and incorporate additional requirements, amendments and new ideas as required

4.2 Ensure that agreement is reached with relevant personnel in relation to consistent artistic interpretation

4.3 Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, giving due consideration to budget, available time and ongoing reflection and discussion

4.4 Use initial concepts as the basis for developing event designs

4.5 Complete documentation according to organisational procedures

4.6 Ensure that event designs and plans can be achieved within budget constraints and event schedules

4.7 Incorporate relevant legislative and regulatory requirements into the design of events

5. Communicate design ideas and make amendments

5.1 Present draft event designs and plans to relevant personnel in an appropriate format

5.2 Participate in the initial and ongoing evaluation of draft designs

5.3 Negotiate and agree to design modifications and amend documentation accordingly

5.4 Agree to final designs and produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation

5.5 Present final designs, plans and specifications to relevant personnel and confirm that all requirements have been met