Create visual design components

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 CUADIG304, 'Create visual design components'.
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. Clarify work requirements

1.1 Clarify visual design components required in the project brief, in consultation with relevant personnel

1.2 Identify project timelines and discuss factors that may determine or affect visual design concepts

1.3 Clarify, in discussion with relevant personnel, the target user or audience, and determine format and delivery platform

2. Generate and assess ideas

2.1 Research media products, designs, images, artwork and other creative sources that may inspire visual design ideas

2.2 Develop a range of visual design ideas that are technically feasible, respond to project specifications and provide creative solutions to design issues

2.3 Present and review visual design ideas with relevant personnel

3. Develop design concept

3.1 Experiment with traditional and digital methods to create required visual design components

3.2 Explore a range of typographical and visual design elements to create components

3.3 Evaluate initial design ideas with relevant personnel to select final design concept

3.4 Confirm design concept complies with copyright laws

3.5 Check output format meets delivery platform requirements

3.6 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using equipment for long periods of time

4. Produce components

4.1 Develop components based on the final design concept using various design techniques

4.2 Apply visual design principles and communication principles to produce components that have high visual impact

4.3 Save components in an appropriate format according to project specifications

5. Finalise visual design components

5.1 Review visual design components against design and technical specifications

5.2 Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications with relevant personnel, and make amendments as required

5.3 Save and archive visual design components using industry or enterprise naming conventions and version control protocols