Qualifications and standards

Review of Generic Design Unit Standards 2018

In March 2019, following the review of Generic Design unit standards, new versions of ten reviewed standards were approved for listing. The reviewed standards are:

Level 4

ID               

Title

Level

Credits

2100

Obtain client approval for design solutions

4

 8

7484

Produce and deliver a multi-media presentation

4

 5

7497

Write a design brief and specifications

4

 4

7518

Produce promotional and marketing graphics

4

 8

7520

Develop a graphic image to promote a product or service

4

 5

15720

Write a design brief

5

 3

15726

Gather and interpret research information on a design project brief

4

 10

15730

Produce conceptual design ideas

4

 15

15731

Select materials and processes for design projects

4

 8

15732

Develop and review design solutions

4

 20

Transition period

Replaced Generic Design standard 15720 is now designated as ‘expiring’. The last date for assessment against this standard is 31 December 2020. This is a transition period to allow time for providers to adjust their programmes and resources to the new standard.

The last date for assessment of superseded versions of the remaining standards is 31 December 2020.

Main changes to the standards

  • Standard 15732 changed from Level 5 to Level 4 to better reflect the requirements and expectations of the standard. 
  • Standard 15720 will be expired without replacement (very low usage in the last 4 years and duplicates outcomes in standard 7497).
  • Standard 7518 increased in credits from 6 to 8 to reflect current expectations of the level of work required in design brief development.
  • The standards reflect the new template, where Explanatory notes are renamed Guidance information, and Evidence requirements become Performance criteria.
  • Performance criteria and outcomes were amended as required to clarify the evidence required.
  • Titles of standards 15730, 15731, and 15732 were changed to fully represent the outcomes of the units.
  • Changes were made to guidance information to update legislation and for consistency across the standards.

For more information about the outcome of the review, see the Review of Generic Design unit standards change report.

Contact

For further information on the review, email nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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