This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create a coherent body of work in any creative form.  It applies to individuals who are at the beginning of their professional practice and whose completed work conveys a well developed command of materials, process and technique, and strong conceptual and theoretical development.

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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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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 evaluate ideas and options for work in response to research and analysis; - select and refine ideas for application to own work in consultation with relevant people; - safely and sustainably create a coherent body of creative work that is technically and conceptually resolved and consistent with the project concept; - finish body of work to a professional standard; - develop detailed documentation of work from initial idea to realization, and; - evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of completed creative project process. 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: - describe commonly used research methodologies for creative practitioners; - outline influences on chosen area of work in historical and contemporary contexts; - explain how critical and creative thinking techniques can be used in the context of creative practice; - explain the relationships between technique, materials and process in the relevant creative form; - explain basic project management techniques, particularly in relation to work planning, time management and resource management; - discuss essential considerations when determining scope and objectives of a piece of creative work; - discuss factors to be considered when determining a realistic timeframe for a piece of creative work; - identify typical problems that occur during the production of a body of creative work, and how to avoid or resolve them; - summarise options for documenting and recording work, including the type and amount of information to include; - discuss intellectual property considerations associated with professional creative practice; - outline sustainability issues associated with the tools and materials used in the chosen creative form, and; - explain organisational and legislative work health and safety procedures in relation to chosen creative form.

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