This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create and manipulate graphics using a combination of creative design skills and technical software proficiency.

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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 graphics requirements in briefs and other information sources; - develop and present ideas for graphics ; - create original graphics for at least two different graphic design projects; - use an extended range of tools and features of relevant software with a high level of technical proficiency; - integrate technical and creative processes to produce outcomes that meet design objectives, and; - evaluate the technical and aesthetic effectiveness of graphics work. 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 the use of graphics within different types of communication, including corporate, editorial and promotional communication; - identify sources of information for developing ideas about different graphics options; - identify the current range of software programs available to graphic designers and discuss the tools and features; - identify the different types of graphic file formats and explain their use in different contexts; - explain technical requirements for the manipulation and formatting of visual components and file types; - outline file management protocols and procedures for a range of print and web-based publications, and; - explain key safety requirements for the use of computer and keyboard.

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