Refine carving techniques for creative work

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 CUVACD514A, 'Refine carving techniques for creative work'.
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

1. Evaluate design and production requirements for carving projects

1.1 Establish technical specifications and creative parameters for carving projects

1.2 Liaise with relevant people about the project as required

1.3 Prepare documentation to support the carving process as required

1.4 Develop a plan of work for the project

2. Select and prepare resources for the carving project

2.1 Select material to be carved based on how its particular characteristics support the design objectives

2.2 Apply techniques to prepare the material to be carved

2.3 Take account of sustainability considerations within the confines of the design brief

2.4 Evaluate carving tools required to achieve the design outcome

2.5 Select and set up equipment, materials and tools following all safety requirements and instructions

2.6 Apply safe strategies for the use, maintenance and storage of carving tools and equipment

3. Carve and finish sculptural work

3.1 Rough out the work and remove redundant material in preparation for detailed carving work

3.2 Mark the material as required to support the carving process

3.3 Define the form of the work through use of varied techniques and tools

3.4 Achieve precision and accuracy in use of carving techniques as work progresses

3.5 Allow the characteristics of the material to influence the carving process when appropriate

3.6 Recognise and resolve technical and design challenges

3.7 Inspect the overall items for unwanted flaws and marks, and take action to rectify

3.8 Apply chosen finishing technique to carved work

4. Evaluate carving work

4.1 Review carving work for its technical proficiency and quality of finish

4.2 Assess the work in terms of its creative and aesthetic objectives

4.3 Identify and act on the potential for adjustment and refinement in future work