This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - generate concepts and ideas that provide innovative solutions to identified issues; - evaluate and test concepts and ideas; - present ideas and information to others and reflect on responses, and; - develop at least two concepts, substantiated and supported with sufficient information to allow implementation to occur. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the broad context in which concepts are being developed; - outline cultural, social and environmental issues and impacts to be considered in developing new concepts; - identify issues and requirements to commercialise the concept; - outline practical and operational issues to be considered in a specific work or community context; - describe the range of broad practical and operational issues that determine whether a concept can be implemented, and; - identify techniques for generating creative ideas and solutions, and for translating these ideas into workable concepts.

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