Research and apply techniques for graphic 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 CUVDSP07B, 'Research and apply techniques for graphic 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 the graphic design brief.

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief.

1.2 Determine the user or client for the graphic design to inform design decisions.

1.3 Clarify specifications, parametersor constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues.

1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief.

2 Organise resources for graphic design.

2.1 Correctly identify the resources required for the graphic design, including work space, materials, 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 design approaches for graphic design.

3.1 Produce a preliminary visual representation of the brief.

3.2 Identify possible approaches to the 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 Test and experiment with a range of techniques and materials which might meet the requirements of the brief.

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

3.6 Refine and accurately document the design approach based on testing processes.

4 Produce the graphic design.

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

4.2 Produce the graphic design ensuring consistency with the selected approach and the brief.

4.3 Present the work in accordance with the brief specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUVDSP07B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF40308 - Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair
  • LMF50308 - Diploma of Stained Glass and Lead Lighting
  • CUV40403 - Certificate IV in Photoimaging
  • CUV40303 - Certificate IV in Design
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media