Domain - Generic Design

Domain - Generic Design

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Level 1

Interpret a design brief, and select and present information for solutions
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 7487, and unit standard 13400 have been replaced by AS91046.

7485 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret a design brief and identify possible information sources which contribute to design ideas and final solutions; gather and select information for the project; and organise and present the information.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Create and explore visual design elements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 7488 have been replaced by AS91068.

7486 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: produce lines which indicate meaning in a design task; create 2D and 3D forms in a design task, using natural shapes and geometric patterns to illustrate meaning; explore, in design development and mock-up activity, the qualities of surface textures; and explore, in design development and presentation, the application of colour.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Use the design process to solve design problems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 7485, and unit standard 13400 have been replaced by AS91046.

7487 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and investigate problems established by a design brief; use the design process to develop design ideas for the identified problems; and use the design process to identify possible solutions, and evaluate design ideas in relation to the brief.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Present design material
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 7486 have been replaced by AS91068.

7488 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to assemble design material for presentation, and apply presentation techniques to the design material.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 2

Identify design problems and carry out investigation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9

7489 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify design problems and their requirements from the brief; develop and carry out an investigation plan to solve the identified problems; and present the results of the investigation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply visual design elements to solve design problems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard, unit standard 7481, and unit standard 7507 have been replaced by AS91337.

7490 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify line and linear design as applied to the design of objects, and identify and develop shape and pattern for possible design solutions.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Develop and refine design solutions
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9 This unit standard, unit standard 7492, unit standard 7508, unit standard 7509, unit standard 7512, AS90324, and AS90325 were replaced by AS91342 and AS91343.

7491 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select information and design concepts for development; develop and refine selected design concepts; and evaluate and modify design development solutions.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Present design work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9 This unit standard, unit standard 7491, unit standard 7508, unit standard 7509, unit standard 7512, AS90324, and AS90325 were replaced by AS91342 and AS91343.

7492 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare design work for presentation; plan a design presentation; and produce the presentation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 3

Develop a design specification, and produce and implement an investigation plan
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

7493 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret the design brief and develop a design specification; establish an investigation strategy and produce an investigation plan; and implement the investigation plan.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate and apply design principles and elements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

7494 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and evaluate systems of proportion as applied to design; describe visual balance in design; analyse and evaluate function in design; and analyse and evaluate aesthetic elements of design.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply design development and evaluation techniques
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Version 6

7495 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify design development requirements; produce developed design solution; and evaluate and verify developed design.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Prepare, plan, and present design project work
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

7496 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare design project work for presentation; plan the presentation of project work; and present project work to the audience.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 4

Gather and interpret research information for a design project brief

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2073, unit standard 8165, and unit standard 8166.

15726 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify, gather, and interpret research information for a design project brief.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce conceptual design solutions

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2096, unit standard 8173, and unit standard 8174.

15730 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: generate design ideas, produce conceptual designs, and review conceptual design solution options.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Select materials and manufacturing processes for a design project

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2103, unit standard 8175, and unit standard 8176.

15731 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select materials and manufacturing processes for a design project.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Develop and review design solutions

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2105, unit standard 8177, and unit standard 8178.

15732 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: produce developed design solutions from design concepts and review developed design solutions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Coordinate design project procurement options and make recommendations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

16534 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify design procurement options and make procurement recommendations.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Coordinate contracts and monitor work in progress for design implementation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

16535 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assist in setting up a management plan; administer contracts; and monitor quality to ensure compliance with contractual agreements for a design.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Coordinate specialist consultants and suppliers for a design project, under supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

16537 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the requirement for design specialist services; recommend fee arrangements for specialists; and monitor specialists and suppliers in accordance with a design brief.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Obtain client approval for design solutions

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Version 8

2100 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a presentation for and present design solutions; evaluate design solutions; and obtain client approval for a design solution.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce and deliver a multi-media presentation

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Version 8

7484 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan for a multi-media presentation, produce a presentation using multi-media equipment and processes, evaluate the presentation and modify where necessary, and deliver the multi-media presentation to an audience.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Write a design brief and specifications

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Version 9

7497 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: consult with a client to establish needs and objectives for a design brief, and write the design brief and specifications.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce promotional and marketing graphics

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Version 9

7518 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: develop a design brief and prepare to produce graphics for marketing and promotion; develop the visual layout and produce a production-ready solution for promotional and marketing graphics; and evaluate the final promotional and marketing graphics, and make any necessary modifications.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Develop a graphic image to promote a product or service

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Version 9

7520 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: define the character of the product or service to establish a graphic image; create and develop a graphic image for the product or service; and use the graphic image to promote the product or service to a specified audience.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 235 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 5

Write a design brief
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2063, unit standard 8154, and unit standard 8155.

15720 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the nature and scope of a design project; analyse the client needs; develop a design brief; and document the design brief process.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Prepare proposals for design services
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2064, unit standard 8156, and unit standard 8157.

15721 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate a design project brief and prepare proposals for services.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Establish design project procurement options and make recommendations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2066, unit standard 8158, and unit standard 8159.

15722 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to establish design procurement options and make procurement recommendations.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply anthropometric and human factors engineering data to design problems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

15725 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the design requirements of the project brief, and make and apply anthropometric and human factors engineering decisions in compliance with project objectives.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Prepare design project cost assessment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2089, unit standard 8335, and unit standard 8336.

15734 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to obtain and analyse preliminary cost estimates and/or quotations, and prepare cost assessments for a design project brief.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Render design intention using manual techniques
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standards 2106 and 2107.

15788 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare and to produce renderings in black and white and/or using colour in a range of manual techniques and media.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 6

Co-ordinate specialist consultants and suppliers for a design project
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2067, unit standard 8160, and unit standard 8161.

15723 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the requirement for design specialist services; appoint the specialists; and supervise specialists and suppliers in accordance with a design brief.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Undertake feasibility studies for design projects
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2068, unit standard 8162, and unit standard 8163.

15724 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify design options and undertake a feasibility study for a project brief.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Present contract documents for design project implementation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2074, unit standard 8167, and unit standard 8168.

15727 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to assemble design project contract documents, and prepare and present a project implementation plan to a client.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Produce applied design artwork
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2111, unit standard 8179, and unit standard 8180.

15733 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to produce, and produce applied design artwork.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Prepare application for design protection
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

2094 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare an application for registration; and determine procedures for obtaining protection for copyright, designs, patents, and trade marks.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 7

Appoint contractors and suppliers for design implementation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2075, unit standard 8169, and unit standard 8170.

15728 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to obtain a submission to enable the implementation of a design project, and appoint contractors and suppliers on the client''s behalf.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Administer contracts and supervise work in progress for design implementation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 2077, unit standard 8171, and unit standard 8172.

15729 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up a management plan; administer contracts; and monitor quality to ensure compliance with contractual agreements for a design.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Determine team and design performance, and market position
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

2079 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate design performance; evaluate design team performance; and determine market position.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 26 November 2022