This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise and realise a creative project from the development of ideas to the creation of the work. The result may be creative work in any media.

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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 engage with others about conceptual and technical issues in creative work; - critical thinking and analytical skills to develop ideas and skills from exploration and experimentation; - initiative and enterprise skills to recognise and act on opportunities for refinement; - receive and integrate constructive criticism from others; - engage in an ongoing process of skills development; - interpret information dealing with complex or abstract ideas; - document work in ways that communicate processes and ideas; - research and evaluate source materials for the development of ideas; - numeracy skills to calculate project costs; - problem-solving skills to identify and respond to conceptual and technical issues in creative work; - self-management and planning skills to organise a creative project, and; - technical skills to apply and adapt specialised skills relevant to the particular creative form.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relationship between technique, materials and process in the relevant creative form; - historical and contemporary references in chosen area of practice; - typical problems that occur during the development of a creative project, and how to avoid or resolve them; - commonly used research methodologies for creative practitioners; - current and emerging practices for documenting work in a creative context; - basic project management techniques, particularly in relation to work planning, time management and resource management; - intellectual property issues and legislation associated with professional creative practice; - sustainability issues associated with the tools and materials used in the chosen creative form, and; - OHS procedures in relation to chosen creative form.

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