This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate with other creative practitioners in order to establish, realise and then evaluate a creative project.  It applies to individuals who are independent creative practitioners working together in a collaborative team on commercial or community creative projects in physical or virtual environments. They may work on individual pieces of creative work or on thematically connected works in the broader context of a work brief, exhibition, competition or themed event. The unit applies to self-generated projects as well as those developed in response to opportunities presented by others.

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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: - identify and take part in professional communities, networks and groups; - analyse the potential benefits of collaborative opportunities to own body of creative work; - participate in the technical, creative and organisational aspects of a collaborative project to realise creative work of a professional standard, including: - contributing to agreed objectives and parameters; - contributing technical, creative and organisational expertise in line with agreed team approaches; - modelling due diligence and professionalism; - establishing and maintaining sustainable professional relationships; - evaluating and resolving complex project problems of a technical, creative or organisational nature, and; - use the collaborative process as a tool in developing own creative and professional expertise. 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: - detail the types of face-to-face and virtual communities, networks and groups relevant to own professional creative practice; - summarise the benefits of collaboration for individuals, businesses and communities, including the value of collaboration as a problem-solving tool; - explain behaviours and factors that support effective professional relationships in a collaborative process, particularly in a creative context; - summarise typical problems encountered in a collaborative process and how they may be avoided or resolved; - explain essential project management processes and procedures that apply to any project; - describe ways of evaluating projects in terms of their success as collaborative undertakings, including benefits of alternative evaluation approaches: formal reporting; professional critique; reviewing peer feedback, and; - explain intellectual property issues that affect the development of creative content, including the concept of shared intellectual property.

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