Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs

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 CUVGRD506A, 'Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs'.
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. Develop an industry focus for design practice

1.1 Establish the current and potential range of professional opportunities for graphic design practice

1.2 Determine key professional relationships for graphic designers

1.3 Evaluate ways that graphic designers do business and the business practices they use

1.4 Engage with industry networks and sources as part of a developing professional practice

2. Address key legal and safety requirements for graphic design practice

2.1 Evaluate key legal considerations for graphic design practice

2.2 Build safe work practices into all graphic design work according to relevant legislation and standards

2.3 Practise work in ways that take account of intellectual property issues in graphic design practice

3. Research and evaluate graphic design trends

3.1 Source information on local and global graphic design trends using formal and informal research strategies

3.2 Assess the ways in which industry practice may change in response to different trends

3.3 Evaluate emerging convergence and connections between graphic design and other professions and industries

4. Develop skills to meet trends

4.1 Analyse the impact of current and emerging trends on the skills needed by graphic designers

4.2 Interrogate trends in terms of their impact on fundamental skills and professional tools

4.3 Take action to address the need for own skills development

5. Develop own response to changing trends and technologies

5.1 Assess the implications and consequences of graphic design trends on own work

5.2 Use critical analysis to identify creative or commercial opportunities presented by emerging trends

5.3 Develop systems and habits to identify and respond to industry trends

5.4 Refine approaches to work in the context of current and emerging trends