This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to plan and produce creative work in any media through the exploration of ideas and techniques.

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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: - communication skills to: discuss and present ideas for creative work; document the development of creative work; - learning skills to apply feedback to future work and plan skills development; - literacy skills to review information to assist the development of ideas for creative work; - numeracy skills to interpret technical data and calculate quantities and costs; - planning and organising skills to organise resources and work processes; - problem-solving skills to resolve common technical challenges in the given area of practice, and; - technical skills to use techniques specific to the creative form with some proficiency.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ways to source information and develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work; - physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in creative work; - work space requirements for creative work, including ways of organising and maintaining space; - ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects; - formal elements and principles of design and their application to the production of creative work in the relevant context; - cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in creative work; - historical and theoretical contexts for creative work; - intellectual property issues and legislation that affect makers of creative work; - sustainability issues associated with tools and materials used in creative work, and; - OHS procedures for the specific area of creative work.

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