This unit (BSBDES403) describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and extend skills as a practising designer. It applies to individuals who work as a designer, in any industry context, either independently or employed by an organisation. Designers must continually refine, develop and evaluate their own conceptual and technical skills. Research, experimentation and collaboration are key factors in this process.

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: - use strategies to develop or extend skills, ideas and a unique voice; - adjust work processes as a result of peer feedback and self-evaluation, and; - research work options, networking and promotional opportunities and incorporate information into own work and career development. 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: - list current and emerging designers in the relevant design discipline; - discuss current and emerging trends and technologies in the relevant design discipline, and the opportunities and challenges they represent; - identify professional development information and resources available to designers, and; - summarise sources of information relating to work opportunities and career planning.

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