Use typography techniques for design work

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUVCRS05B, 'Use typography techniques for design work'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Interpret the brief for typographic work.

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief.

1.2 Determine client/designer's requirements for the brief.

1.3 Determine and clarify parameters and/or constraints of the brief.

1.4 Source reference material on typography pertinent to the brief.

2 Organise resources for typographic work.

2.1 Correctly identify the resources required for the development of typographic work, including work space, tools and equipment.

2.2 Prepare and care for resources in accordance with safety requirements and organisational requirements.

2.3 Follow storage and inventory procedures in accordance with organisational procedures.

3 Test and explore a range of techniques for typography.

3.1 Identify the attributes of a range of typefaces and their suitability for different purposes.

3.2 Identify possible approaches to typography design and establish criteria for the selection of the final approach.

3.3 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for the testing of approaches and techniques.

3.4 Trial typography techniques that may meet the requirements of the brief.

3.5 Evaluate trialling against selection criteria and select the preferred approach based on the requirements of the brief.

4 Produce typography.

4.1 Select and organise equipment, tools, materials and techniques for typographic work in accordance with the design approach.

4.2 Develop the typographic work ensuring consistency with the selected approach and the brief.

5 Ensure quality of typographic product.

5.1 Check and monitor that typography conforms to brief, including grammar and technical production and/or printing requirements.

5.2 Manage typographic work to facilitate effective storage, retrieval and output by manual or digital means.

5.3 Identify constraints and requirements of specified reproduction or diffusion processes (for print or electronic submission) and take action accordingly.

5.4 Present the work in accordance with the brief specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUVCRS05B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30110 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production)
  • CUV40303 - Certificate IV in Design