This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply techniques for the design of products, prototypes, systems or models in the implementation of design solutions.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


VU21154 - Generate design solutions


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: - research skills; - literacy skills sufficient to collaborate about the design; - numeracy skills sufficient to calculate sizes, costs etc; - communication skills to request advice, receive feedback and work with a range of people; - personal and professional presentation, and; - project management.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - a wide range of sources of information pertaining to the development of the design; - appropriate communication methods to encourage collaboration about the concept for own work; - the theoretical and philosophical context for design development; - other design practitioners and their development of concepts for own work; - the elements and principles of design and how they may be used in the development of the concept for own work; - copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation which assist the development and critical discourse of the concept for own work, and; - literacy skills sufficient to research and evaluate a wide range of source materials for the development of the concept for own work.

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