This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extend own expertise in a specialised art form in order to develop a cohesive body of professional work for the public domain. It involves self-directed research and the independent, highly developed use of specialised materials, processes and techniques.  It applies to individuals who work as creative practitioners, producing a professional standard of work that demonstrates a mature engagement with their chosen art form. The unit may be applied to any art form.

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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: - independently analyse and evaluate abstract and complex ideas as part of research into ideas, technologies and trends informing own work; - evolve ideas for own work based on research; - plan a strategy to evolve own practice and evaluate existing technique and skills against it; - apply highly developed knowledge of materials, processes and techniques in producing professional-standard creative work in a particular art form for sale, promotion or use in the public domain; - manage specialised resources for the particular art form; - resolve technical and conceptual challenges that arise during the creative process, 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: - outline the sources of ideas and research opportunities for professional artists in a specialised area of creative work; - summarise the various influences on chosen area of work in historical and contemporary contexts; - describe the requirements of a resource management system relevant to the chosen art form; - explain intellectual property considerations and how they relate to collaborating with others about ideas and research associated with artistic professional practice; - outline sustainability issues associated with the tools and materials used in the chosen art form, and; - summarise work health and safety procedures in relation to chosen art form.

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