Compose and evaluate typography

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 ICPPP421C, 'Compose and evaluate typography'.
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. Compose type

1.1. Type is composed according to job specifications

1.2. Allowance is made for type run-arounds, stipples, spot colour and complex shapes

1.3. Kerning is applied to type according to job specifications

2. Solve typographic technical problems

2.1. Capabilities of the equipment to produce type are assessed correctly

2.2. Technical problems relevant to the colour and reproduction of type are resolved by re-evaluation of typographic elements or amendment of the brief in consultation with the client

3. Ensure quality of typographic output

3.1. The finished typography is checked for conformance to client specifications, including correct grammar and punctuation and printing requirements

3.2. The quality of typographic reproduction is monitored to ensure the required standards of output

4. Manage the type system

4.1. The electronic type system is managed to facilitate the storage, retrieval and outputting of data

4.2. Type software and fonts have current user licences that allow the type to be used for the job

4.3. Type software and files are stored in appropriate locations for future access

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPP421C 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)