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91047: Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief

Updated December 2016. This document has been updated in its entirety to address new issues that have arisen from moderation.


This standard focuses on how materials and/or components, tools and equipment, techniques and processes are selected and applied to make a prototype that is fit for purpose in its physical and social environment.

Addressing the brief

If the brief is developed by the student, the teacher should ensure that it provides sufficient guidance to enable the prototype to be developed (Explanatory Note 3).


When selecting materials and/or components, and tools and equipment, as required for Achieved, some evidence of informed selection is required. For example, informed selection may involve evaluating past and current practices, considering the availability of tools, equipment and materials, and evaluating fitness for purpose for the nature of intended outcome.

For higher grades, students need to undertake trialling to inform the selection of materials and/or components, and techniques and processes.

Students could refer to materials and/or components, tools and equipment, and techniques and processes required in the subject specific ‘implement’ standards such as 91057, 91058, 91071, 91073, 91076, 91078, 91082, 91096 for guidance.

Stakeholder feedback

For Excellence, the stakeholder feedback should inform and/or confirm the fitness for purpose of the outcome. Students should be supported to undertake quality feedback so that it is of sufficient depth, and allows for the evaluation of fitness for purpose of the outcome.

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