This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access relevant historical and theoretical information relevant to one's own area of creative work.

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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: - source general history and theory information; - identify and use information related to own area of work in compliance with cultural and copyright requirements; - organise and update information, and; - initiate and respond to feedback. 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 sources of general information on history and theory arts practice and specific information related to own area of practice; - outline techniques for organising history and theory information and information specific to own area of work; - identify protocols to be observed when gathering information of a culturally sensitive nature, and; - explain intellectual property principles and legislation related to collection and use of information in own work.

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