This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to test and apply the design process to the production of prototypes of wearable objects.  It applies to individuals who generate design ideas and solutions for wearable objects, including fashion accessories and clothing, costumes, footwear, millinery and jewellery.

Unit details

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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: - interpret requirements in a design brief in consultation with relevant people; - identify and prepare resources required to respond to the design brief; - test and use a range of approaches and techniques for the design of wearable objects, and document the results of testing, and; - create a prototype based on selected design approach. 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 the role of testing and experimentation in the design process; - outline factors that impact on the selection and use of resources; - identify materials, tools and equipment, and their capabilities and application, to designing and making wearable objects; - describe the techniques used in the manufacture of wearable objects, and; - outline legislation and ethical considerations relevant to the design and making of wearable objects.

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