Design props

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 CUAPRP501, 'Design props'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design props' 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 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 discuss prop requirements for productions

1.3 Identify factors that may affect the process of designing props

1.4 Discuss and agree on the role of designers in the production process

2. Conduct and evaluate research

2.1 Identify and source references that may inform the design process

2.2 Critically analyse sources and references in current design projects

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

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

2.5 Obtain copyright clearance for material as required

3. Generate and assess ideas

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

3.2 Discuss ideas and collaborate with relevant personnel to seek contributions of ideas to initial concepts

3.3 Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for budget and time implications , technical feasibility, and suitability to meet brief

4. Develop and document designs

4.1 Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel so that additional or changed requirements and new ideas are considered and incorporated into the design process

4.2 Reach agreement with relevant personnel on artistic interpretation of design

4.3 Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, giving consideration to budget, research findings, and ongoing reflection and discussion

4.4 Develop technically feasible prop designs that meet creative production requirements

4.5 Organise or undertake testing and experimentation with selected prop designs

4.6 Document designs according to organisational procedures

5. Finalise designs

5.1 Present draft prop construction plans and specifications to relevant colleagues in an appropriate format

5.2 Participate in initial and ongoing evaluations of designs and construction plans

5.3 Negotiate and agree on modifications to designs and amend accordingly

5.4 Agree to final designs and produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation in line with production schedules

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