This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the process of taking a design from concept to final realisation or production. It has a strong focus on planning, implementation and monitoring skills, combined with a sound knowledge of design and production issues and challenges in a given context.  It applies to individuals working in any industry context or design discipline who take responsibility for turning design concept into reality - a product or service of value to the end-user. This person could be an individual designer-maker or a designer working as part of a larger design/production team.

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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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - produce a design according to all brief requirements, and; - demonstrate highly-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills to deliver the finished product. 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: - outline key responsibilities of relevant personnel in this context; - describe best practices when dealing with setbacks in the production process. and; - explain production processes in a particular industry context or discipline including required materials, tools and equipment.

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