Unit of competency details

BSBCRT301 - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

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Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skillsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-2.1 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
ICP - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 1.0-2.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120599 Employment Skills Programmes, N.e.c. 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120599 Employment Skills Programmes, N.e.c. 30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.

It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Creativity and Innovation – Creative Thinking

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Develop a questioning mindset

1.1 Develop the habit of asking questions from different perspectives

1.2 Take responsibility for exploring a variety of information sources to provide relevant answers to own questions

1.3 Sort through information and ideas to identify the central questions, issues and challenges

1.4 Challenge preconceptions and assumptions to determine actual constraints in defining a problem for resolution

2 Generate ideas and responses

2.1 Explore and use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate ideas and responses

2.2 Muse on, play around with and have fun with ideas in relation to a perceived objective

2.3 Identify and challenge blockers to creative thinking

2.4 Consider and explore realities beyond the current situation

2.5 Evaluate, and where appropriate, challenge existing boundaries to determine perceived or actual constraints

2.6 Show willingness to take risks with ideas and thought processes

2.7 Look around in familiar and unfamiliar places for new inspiration and habitually record observations, experiences, ideas and reflective thoughts to broaden personal knowledge base

2.8 Acknowledge and accept the opportunity for revelation when least expected

2.9 Identify connections and associations from things that seem unconnected

3 Challenge, test and re invent ideas

3.1 Identify, interrogate and challenge the assumptions behind ideas

3.2 Experiment with variations, and explore and challenge a range of different solutions and ideas

3.3 Consciously change perspectives, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways

3.4 Where appropriate, involve others in ideas and how they might change or be improved

4 Enhance creative thinking skills

4.1 Consciously challenge and question own thought patterns and ways of responding to work and life situations

4.2 Identify and take opportunities to self-assess and to learn about new ideas and different ways of thinking

4.3 Take opportunities to practise and experiment with creative thinking techniques across work and life situations

4.4 Pro-actively talk to others about ways that new ideas and patterns of thinking can be encouraged and developed

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Learning

1.2, 2.7, 4.2

  • Uses questioning as a strategy to expand knowledge
  • Reflects on existing thinking and current practices to generate new ideas

Reading

1.2, 1.3

  • Comprehends textual information and integrates ideas and concepts from various sources

Writing

2.7

  • Takes notes on observations, experiences and thoughts

Oral Communication

3.4, 4.4

  • Participates in a verbal exchange of ideas and elicits the view and opinions of others by listening and questioning

Interact with others

3.4, 4.4

  • Collaborates with others to test, strengthen and explore new ideas and different ways of thinking

Get the work done

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3

  • Uses analytical techniques to identify issues and evaluate options
  • Contributes to the design of new approaches within the immediate work environment
  • Understands and applies some basic principles of analytical and lateral thinking to identify and select ideas

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • ask relevant questions to challenge and enhance creative thinking
  • use various information sources to provide answers to own questions
  • use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate ideas or responses to questions or issues
  • record ideas in response to a predetermined issue or situation.

Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain why it is important to consider different perspectives when asking questions
  • list and describe different creative thinking techniques
  • describe common blockers to creative thinking,
  • explain boundaries that need to be considered when generating ideas and responses
  • describe ways of extending and developing individual creative thinking skills.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the creativity and innovation – critical thinking field of work and include access to specific challenges and situations to which creative thinking may be applied.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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