This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. The unit focus is on manual drawing development and refinement, and visual representation as cognitive tools in a professional practice, rather than a particular level of drawing technique. It applies to individuals who are professional practitioners working in any area related to visual communication using drawing and other visual representation tools to support their practice.

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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 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: - analyse how the drawing process and visual representation techniques can support professional activities in own art and design practice; - create visuals and compositions that incorporate experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas, and; - critically evaluate final works. 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 different approaches to drawing and visualising; - describe drawing techniques and visual communication devices and their roles in generating ideas or problem-solving; - describe the physical properties and capabilities of a wide range of materials and tools used in drawing and visual representation; - explain why the presentation context is important in the selection of techniques, tools and materials for drawing or visual representation, and; - explain the work health and safety considerations for drawing.

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