This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to author a complete interactive media product, for example, an entire website.  It applies to individuals who apply sound knowledge of mark-up and scripting languages to develop templates, themes styles sheets, forms and form objects for programmers and the technical support team. They may also use a variety of authoring software used to produce complex interactions such as digital simulations, games and puzzles. They work primarily on client-side technologies.

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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: - discuss and determine requirements for an interactive media product; - use authoring software to create logical file directory structures and build a prototype of an interactive media product; - evaluate and incorporate feedback from user testing to the prototype; - use authoring software to develop a fully functional interactive media product that: - conforms to design and creative requirements specifications, and; - meets accessibility and interoperability standards. 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: - explain technical requirements for integrating media assets (video, audio, animation, images) for use on a range of delivery platforms; - describe interoperability and accessibility standards used in interactive media product design; - explain the purpose and process of script validation, and; - outline basic health and safety requirements when working on computers and keyboards.

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