This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use typography techniques in design work.

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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 briefs and source relevant reference information; - experiment with typography styles and techniques; - produce typography solutions that meet the creative and technical requirements of briefs and publishing processes; - perform quality checks and produce final product within timelines, and; - back up and store files according to requirements. 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 characteristics and uses of a range of typefaces; - describe work space requirements for typographic work, including selection and set-up of work space; - outline physical properties and capabilities of a range of materials, tools and equipment used for typographic work; - list typographic output devices and processes, and; describe procedures for working safely with typographic equipment and materials.

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