Design a one-off item of furniture

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 LMFFDT5009A, 'Design a one-off item of furniture'.
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. Identify and analyse qualities and properties of one-off made furniture items

1.1. Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements relevant to the design of one-off furniture items are verified and complied with

1.2. Details of the qualities and properties of one-off made furniture methods are identified, reviewed and documented

1.3. Details are recorded in accordance with enterprise practice

2. Research product needs

2.1. All external parameters affecting the design of the furniture product are obtained from the client or from information sources

2.2. Client needs for product are obtained and recorded

2.3. Inspirational information is collected from relevant sources

2.4. Visual needs of the product are identified and documented

2.5. Ethical considerations are obtained, reviewed and documented

2.6. Produce needs are prioritised and recorded in accordance with enterprise practice

3. Prepare design brief

3.1. Product needs and external parameters and factors are reviewed and clarified with the client

3.2. Report on product needs is produced including design opportunities

3.3. Feedback from the client is recorded

3.4. Details of changes are negotiated with client and recorded

3.5. Outcomes of design process are clarified and agreed to with client

3.6. Design brief is prepared and documented including budget, time lines, production needs and methods

4. Generate ideas in response to design brief

4.1. All relevant information on produce need and client needs are analysed and absorbed

4.2. Ideas are generated from information provided using lateral thinking methods

4.3. Ideas are visually presented

4.4. Ideas are matured through review and reworking

4.5. New ideas are generated from initial ideas

4.6. Final ideas are visually presented

5. Evaluate and develop design proposals

5.1. Each design idea is evaluated against prioritised product and client needs and recommendation recorded

5.2. Design proposals are scored against weighted assessment criteria and results recorded

5.3. Feasible high scoring design proposals are selected for further development

5.4. Design proposals are developed in response to evaluation feedback

6. Present product proposals to client

6.1. Product proposals are prepared for presentation to client

6.2. Presentation arrangements are made, checked and confirmed

6.3. Design proposals are presented to the client

6.4. Client feedback is gained, analysed and confirmed

6.5. Design proposals are completed with consideration to client feedback

7. Produce final product proposal information ready for making

7.1. Construction details are finalised and documented

7.2. Visual aspects of product proposal are documented

7.3. Part details are documented

7.4. Manufacturing methods are documented

7.5. Details are recorded in accordance with enterprise practice

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT5009A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology