Undertake a complex design brief

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 ICPPP411C, 'Undertake a complex design brief'.
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. Negotiate a complex design contract

1.1. Communication with the client results in the development of a complex design brief and client agreement is secured

1.2. Job analysis and research are undertaken to source cost-efficient design production procedures

1.3. Possible design options are analysed to meet optional printing processes and substrates

1.4. Individual design stages of the brief are timed and costed to determine accurate parameters of cost

1.5. A quotation is prepared using accurate estimates to communicate to the client the fees required to undertake the brief

1.6. Client approval to proceed is obtained

2. Plan the design process

2.1. The appropriate production processes are planned and scheduled to meet the specifications of the brief for the printing substrate

2.2. Materials are sourced and ordered to conform to the requirements of the brief

2.3. Design team members are briefed and work roles allocated to facilitate the orderliness and timeliness of the design process

3. Render a complex graphic design

3.1. A complex graphic design concept is rendered electronically or manually to conform to the brief

3.2. Adjustments or recommendations are made to enhance the design according to the brief in consultation with the client

3.3. The production processes of the design concept for colour, production run, substrates and costs are assessed according to the requirements of the brief

3.4. The specifications for reproducing the finished artwork are annotated so as to define specified printing processes and substrates

4. Ensure feasibility of production

4.1. Type options are checked to meet specified printing processes and substrates

4.2. The reproduction feasibility of multiple colour vignettes is analysed to meet specified printing processes and substrates

4.3. Line and tone are combined and dot complexity of photography is analysed to meet specified printing processes and substrates

4.4. The feasibility of complex imposition and folds are calculated to meet specified printing processes and substrates

4.5. Foils and embossing are checked to meet specified printing processes and substrates

5. Solve technical problems

5.1. Materials and/or format are reviewed to ensure the most suitable are selected and therefore do not create problems

5.2. Technical problems are resolved by re-design or amendment of the brief in consultation with the client to acceptable standards

6. Ensure quality output

6.1. Standards for reproduction are documented to form a reference bank for the design process

6.2. Design solutions are filed and stored ready for retrieval according to enterprise procedures

6.3. Internal performance standards are evaluated to identify potential reforms for future enterprise procedures

6.4. Future actions are determined to incorporate accurate cost and time analyses into future briefs

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPP411C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30110 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production)
  • ICP40110 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)