This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to realise all aspects of an installation project, from initial brief or idea to the actual installation of the work.  It applies to individuals who are experienced artists. At this level individuals are involved in the creative, technical and organisational processes and work both independently and collaboratively.

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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: - originate and present ideas about installation work in relevant contexts; - create and finalise a complete installation art project, including managing its creative, technical and organisational components, and; - evaluate and discuss work in a professional context. 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: - list and describe features of potential sites for installation works and the key requirements and constraints to consider for each site; - describe the practical planning issues to be considered in installation art projects; - outline requirements for preparing and presenting proposals including format, supporting documentation, practical planning data and presentation mechanisms; - describe key people involved in installation art projects, their roles and interrelationships; - explain the key safety requirements for installation works, and; - explain sustainability practices relevant to installation works.

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