This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate environmentally sustainable approaches into creative art or design practice in order to reduce own ecological footprint across all areas of operation.  It applies to individuals who work as artists or designers. Sustainability considerations apply both to activities within the practice and to the design of products and services that might be made, operated or used by others. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring the sustainability of own creative practice.

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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: - develop new ideas for developing sustainable practices within own creative work; - develop a set of actions to enhance the environmental sustainability of individual practice; - work with others to positively influence the sustainability of the design process where appropriate; - apply varied knowledge of key aspects of sustainability to those areas of creative practice that can be made more sustainable, and; - monitor, measure and reduce (where practicable) use of resources in own practice. 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: - identify sources of raw materials used in the relevant area of creative practice; - outline specific sustainability issues that impact on the relevant area of creative practice in terms of both design and production; - summarise ways to positively influence sustainability in the design and production of own work; - outline tools, techniques and strategies used by practitioners to build sustainable practice, and; - explain legislation, codes of practice and standards about sustainability in the relevant areas of practice.

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