Research global design trends

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBDES602A, 'Research global design trends'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Research design trends

1.1. Analyse and select formal and informal research strategies to source information on global design trends

1.2. Identify and explore new and alternative sources

1.3. Evaluate the credibility of information gathered and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad

2. Analyse design trends to inform own practice

2.1. Use information to challenge and extend own perspectives and ways of thinking

2.2. Examine and assess the implications and consequences of design trends on own work

2.3. Use critical analysis to identify creative or commercial opportunities presented by emerging trends and technologies

2.4. Develop systems to identify and respond to future opportunities

3. Develop and articulate positions and ideas

3.1. Develop substantiated positions and ideas in relation to global design trends

3.2. Generate informed discussion, debate and critical analysis with peers and colleagues

3.3. Use debate and feedback as a way of challenging and refining own positions

4. Extend own design skills

4.1. Pro-actively identify and use opportunities presented by research to extend own design skills

4.2. Re-evaluate and refine approaches to work in the context of current and emerging trends

4.3. Use practice, discussion and ongoing evaluation to continuously improve skills

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBDES602A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF60208 - Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
  • MEM60211 - Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • SFL50110 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • SIH70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership
  • BSB60110 - Advanced Diploma of Advertising
  • BSB50107 - Diploma of Advertising
  • CUS60109 - Advanced Diploma of Music
  • CUS60309 - Advanced Diploma of Music Business
  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUV60307 - Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUV60411 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
  • CUV60211 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
  • CUV60311 - Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
  • SIH80113 - Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership