Prepare new product designs

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 AUMAMA4003, 'Prepare new product designs'.
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. Establish design requirements

1.1. Information on customer needs, competitor products, organisation objectives, fashion trends, safety needs, relevant legislative and organisation requirements is gathered

1.2. Information gathered is analysed to develop key requirements needed in new designs

1.3. Requirement of new design is documented in accordance with organisation procedures

2. Identify constraints

2.1. Constraints on design concepts (such as market price or size, production capability, product complexity) are identified and documented

2.2. Suitable strategies are developed to address identified constraints on designs

3. Create design concept

3.1. An initial design concept based on identified design requirements and constraints is created

3.2. Function, physical requirements and impact of the design concept are reviewed in consultation with appropriate personnel

3.3. Modifications to the initial design concept are made in accordance with feedback provided by engineering and marketing and other appropriate personnel

4. Produce concept sketches

4.1. Sketches are prepared to illustrate and explain proposed design concept(s)

4.2. Concept sketches are reviewed in consultation with engineering, marketing and other appropriate personnel and suitable changes made in accordance with a critical evaluation of the proposed design

5. Quantify design concept

5.1. Critical dimensions and data of a design concept are identified and quantified

5.2. Drawings are prepared to required accuracy to enable suitable manufacturing methods to be identified and evaluated

5.3. Estimates of required materials, components and related costs are calculated in conjunction with engineering, marketing and other appropriate personnel

6. Determine suitable production methods, materials and processes

6.1. Components and sub-assemblies are drawn in accordance with the design requirements

6.2. Suitable manufacturing methods are identified for the production of components and sub assemblies

6.3. Identified manufacturing methods for components and sub-assemblies are evaluated in conjunction with production engineering staff

6.4. Suitable assembly and finishing methods for the proposed product design are identified and evaluated

7. Evaluate feasibility

7.1. The proposed design and manufacturing processes are evaluated against the design requirements in conjunction with design, engineering, marketing and other appropriate personnel

7.2. Suitable trials and tests of the design are devised and conducted

8. Modify design

8.1. The product design is suitably modified, based on the outcomes of the feasibility evaluations and trials

8.2. Further tests are conducted to confirm the suitability of the modified design against the identified design requirements

8.3. The outcomes of the modification and testing of the new design concept are documented in accordance with organisation requirements

9. Complete documentation

9.1. The design of the new product is documented in accordance with organisation requirements

9.2. The design documentation is processed for approval

9.3. The design documentation is stored and distributed in accordance with organisation requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

AUMAMA4003 appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUM40112 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing