Research and apply techniques in product design

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 CUVDES404A, 'Research and apply techniques in product design'.
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. Interpret product design briefs

1.1 Interpret the specifications of design briefs

1.2 Take user or client requirements into account when making decisions about designing products

1.3 Clarify issues about specifications, parameters and constraints with relevant people as required

1.4 Research and evaluate information pertinent to briefs

2. Organise resources for product design

2.1 Identify resources required to develop prototypes of products, including work space, materials, tools and equipment

2.2 Prepare and care for resources according to requirements

2.3 Follow storage and inventory procedures

3. Test product design approaches

3.1 Produce preliminary visual representations

3.2 Identify possible approaches and establish criteria for selecting final approach

3.3 Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment and test approaches and techniques

3.4 Evaluate testing processes against criteria and select the approach that best meets the requirements of briefs

3.5 Critique own work and seek feedback as required

3.6 Refine and document the approach to product design based on testing and evaluation

4. Make prototypes of products

4.1 Evaluate the need for object fabrication

4.2 Select and organise materials, tools and equipment for fabrication according to design approach

4.3 Safely make the prototype or sample ensuring consistency with design concepts and briefs

4.4 Respond positively to feedback and refine work as required

4.5 Present prototypes within agreed timeframes