Design and manipulate complex layouts

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 CUVGRD505A, 'Design and manipulate complex layouts'.
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. Analyse design needs

1.1 Confirm communication objectives for the publication based on the design brief and consultation with relevant people as required

1.2 Evaluate particular specifications of the design brief

1.3 Source and evaluate other information pertinent to the project

2. Develop and refine layout ideas

2.1 Identify relevant sources and conduct research to inform layout ideas

2.2 Consider the opportunities and constraints offered by different techniques and technologies

2.3 Assess the different elements that need to be incorporated into the overall layout

2.4 Create and refine ideas and options by working with the fundamental elements and principles of design

2.5 Refine ideas through use of ongoing technical experimentation

2.6 Evaluate and select approaches based on their potential to meet the communication need

2.7 Produce and present visual representations of design ideas and communicate with others to confirm as required

3. Create and manipulate layouts

3.1 Set up the document using the capabilities of appropriate software

3.2 Manipulate and enhance the layout through use of an extended range of tools and features

3.3 Support communication objectives with effective integration of text and visuals

3.4 Identify and resolve technical problems based on developing expertise

3.5 Achieve desired outcomes through application of design skills and technical expertise

3.6 Enhance outcomes by allowing the creative and technical processes to work together

3.7 Establish and follow safe work practices in the work process

4. Evaluate design work

4.1 Critique the layout from both a functional and aesthetic perspective in the context of the design objective

4.2 Seek feedback from others as required, and make appropriate adjustments

4.3 Make assessment of own work and identify key learnings to inform future work

5. Finalise technical aspects

5.1 Edit and refine layouts to meet technical requirements

5.2 Follow correct protocols for saving, exporting and storing files

5.3 Establish appropriate file formats for output and appropriate colour management profiles