Establish the 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 LMFFDT4007A, 'Establish the 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. Collect information for the design brief

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to developing a design brief are verified and complied with

1.2. Client requirements and desires for finalproduct are obtained reviewed, confirmed and clarified

1.3. Communication with others is established and maintained

1.4. Problems or underlying factors to be addressed by the design brief are verified

1.5. Requirements for the design brief are prioritised

2. Conduct research for the design

2.1. Areas for research are identified

2.2. Impacts of cultural, social and economic issues and influences and trends are identified and analysed

2.3. Ergonomic and anthropometric issues and influences are identified and analysed

2.4. Environmental issues are identified and analysed

2.5. Other relevant information is assessed and used to guide research

2.6. Design influences are prioritised for relevancy to design brief

2.7. Collected information is documented

3. Analyse and confirm design brief

3.1. Design requirements are translated in a manner which is clear and concise

3.2. Factors affecting the outcome of the project are documented

3.3. Criteria for assessing and evaluating design concepts are determined

3.4. Final design brief outlining all the requirements is compiled, produced and refined with the client

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40508 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology