Interpret and respond to a 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 BSBDES402A, 'Interpret and respond to a 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. Interpret design brief

1.1. Correctly interpret the specifications of the design brief

1.2. Establish and clarify user or client for the proposed product/service to inform design decisions

1.3. Identify and clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the design brief in consultation with relevant colleagues

1.4. Source and evaluate information pertinent to design brief

2. Explore and develop design concept

2.1. Generate ideas for design concept through research, exploration and experimentation

2.2. Develop initial design concept consistent with design brief parameters

2.3. Evaluate and explore options for refining the concept to best meet design brief parameters

2.4. Refine options and select the approach which best meets design brief requirements

3. Liaise with client

3.1. Agree on communication process and frequency of communication with the client

3.2. Present concepts for work at appropriate stages during design process as required

3.3. Present and explore different options and creative ideas with client when appropriate

3.4. Pro-actively seek and act on client feedback

3.5. Reach agreement on concept for work which complies with design brief

4. Plan production of work

4.1. Assess specific design production risks

4.2. Identify all components required to produce a prototype

4.3. Assess technical requirements for production against specified guidelines

4.4. Identify and consult with support services required for production

4.5. Produce a prototype and evaluate against design brief requirements

4.6. Analyse prototype and determine any further adjustments to production requirements

4.7. Finalise production specifications supported by accurate and complete documentation

5. Complete production of work

5.1. Collect and/or organise required components for the work

5.2. Produce or monitor the production of work ensuring all parameters of design brief are met

5.3. Accurately document work progress in a format appropriate to the nature of the design and requirements of design brief

5.4. Seek client approval for work where appropriate

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBDES402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MEM50311 - Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • MEM60211 - Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • SFL30110 - Certificate III in Floristry
  • CUV40403 - Certificate IV in Photoimaging
  • CUV40303 - Certificate IV in Design
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40507 - Certificate IV in Costume for Performance
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance
  • CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services
  • CUF50207 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUF40607 - Certificate IV in Scenery and Set Construction
  • CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction
  • CUV40211 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • CUV40311 - Certificate IV in Design
  • CUV40611 - Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing
  • CUV50211 - Diploma of Ceramics
  • CUV40111 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts
  • CUV50111 - Diploma of Visual Arts
  • CUV40411 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
  • CUV50311 - Diploma of Graphic Design
  • CUA40413 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services