Apply advanced software applications to digital production

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 ICPPR494A, 'Apply advanced software applications to digital production'.
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. Confirm client brief and job specifications

1.1. Details of the client design brief and job specifications are reviewed and clarified with client or supervisor

1.2. The type of documents are determined and production requirements are assessed

1.3. Client copy and images are assembled to conform to the design brief

1.4. A number of software applications are selected to produce the job

2. Arrange elements on page

2.1. Guides are set and grid is displayed to ensure artwork meets job specifications

2.2. Elements are created and arranged on page with precise alignment

2.3. Elements are arranged in layers to allow for effective selection and re-arrangement

2.4. Imported text or data from other applications is correctly formatted and any cross-application formatting issues are resolved

2.5. Text is formatted and flowed into document using most productive technique

2.6. Graphics and other elements are imported from other applications and are arranged according to the design brief

3. Produce objects

3.1. Tools are used to produce objects and required attributes are entered and shapes manipulated, continuing until graphic framework is finalised

3.2. Lines and curves are adjusted and edited to fit design specifications

3.3. Objects are painted, transposed and strokes and effects are scaled according to the design brief

3.4. Colours are created, edited and saved to the colour palette and saturation of colour is adjusted

3.5. Colour and appearance attributes are selected and copied as required

3.6. Gradients, fills and patterns are used to paint and blend as required by the layout and design brief

4. Edit images

4.1. Image is retouched to conform with job specifications

4.2. Colour and tone corrections are employed to conform with job specifications

4.3. An appropriate contouring technique is applied to produce the best result depending on the image

4.4. Edited image is saved in appropriate format to allow for import into other applications and to conform with job specifications

4.5. Image storage requirements are identified and employed

5. Produce print-ready file

5.1. File is checked for errors in accordance to client brief and job specifications

5.2. Correct colour modes and libraries are used according to job specifications

5.3. Sufficient image resolution is applied according to output specifications

5.4. Bleeds and printer marks are applied

5.5. Completed file is sent to be ripped according to enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR494A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP40310 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)