Unit of competency details

BSBDES501 - Implement design solutions (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBDES501A - Implement design solutionsUpdated 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
SFL - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
ICT - Information and Communications TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology 2.0-3.1 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SFL50115 - Diploma of Floristry DesignDiploma of Floristry Design 
ICT51115 - Diploma of Telecommunications Planning and DesignDiploma of Telecommunications Planning and Design 
ICT51015 - Diploma of Telecommunications EngineeringDiploma of Telecommunications Engineering 
CUA60715 - Advanced Diploma of Visual ArtsAdvanced Diploma of Visual Arts 
CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and MediaAdvanced Diploma of Screen and Media 
CUA60415 - Advanced Diploma of Creative Product DevelopmentAdvanced Diploma of Creative Product Development 
CUA60315 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic DesignAdvanced Diploma of Graphic Design 
CUA60213 - Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management ServicesAdvanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services 2-3 
CUA51215 - Diploma of CeramicsDiploma of Ceramics 
CUA51115 - Diploma of Visual ArtsDiploma of Visual Arts 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100501 Graphic Arts And Design Studies 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100501 Graphic Arts And Design Studies 30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

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


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage. The outcome of work could be a completed product, object, system or service, but is more likely to be a complete or partial prototype or model for the design. The focus of the unit is on a general knowledge of design techniques and processes, and practical application to a specific design context.

It applies to individuals who implement concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context.

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

Unit Sector

Design – Design Process

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1 Organise resources for realising the design solution

1.1 Confirm the nature and scope of the proposed design solution

1.2 Research resources required for developing the design concept to implementation stage

1.3 Investigate different factors impacting the selection and use of resources

1.4 Select and prepare resources based on research and other legislative or organisational requirements

2 Test the design solution

2.1 Experiment with a range of different techniques and processes to test the design solution

2.2 Evaluate, challenge and refine testing processes

2.3 Gain input and feedback from key stakeholders during testing

2.4 Accurately document outcomes of testing

2.5 Select final design solution based on outcomes of testing and input from others

3 Develop prototype or model

3.1 Create prototype or model based on agreed approaches

3.2 Select and organise materials, tools and equipment, where appropriate, according to chosen design solution

3.3 Expose model or prototype to quality checks and ongoing analysis, enhancement and refinement

3.4 Compare completed prototype or model against identified needs and other considerations and make adjustments as required

4 Present prototype or model

4.1 Identify key stakeholders design should be presented to

4.2 Select appropriate format for presentation based on nature of audience and design

4.3 Present prototype or model to optimise clarity, conciseness and appeal

Foundation Skills

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






1.1-1.4, 3.4

  • Researches and accurately interprets textual information from a wide range of sources


1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.4, 4.3

  • Documents research, resource requirements and testing outcomes using appropriate language and formats

Oral Communication

1.1, 2.3, 4.3

  • Participates in a range of verbal exchanges and presentations using appropriate tone and vocabulary to suit audience
  • Uses active listening and questioning techniques to gain input and feedback


1.1-1.3, 2.4, 2.5

  • Interprets and applies numeric information relevant to design solution
  • Compares numerical data gathered from testing

Navigate the world of work


  • Understands and adheres to organisational policies, procedures and legislative requirements during planning and implementation of design solution

Interact with others


  • Recognises importance of taking audience, purpose and contextual factors into account when making decisions about what to communicate, with whom, why and how

Get the work done

1.1-1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.1-3.4, 4.1, 4.2

  • Sequences and schedules routine and complex activities, monitors implementation, and manages relevant communication
  • Applies formal problem-solving processes when responding to unpredictable issues and challenges that arise during the testing process
  • Makes a range of critical and non-critical decisions in relatively complex situations, taking client requirements and range of constraints into account
  • Creates new or innovative ideas through exploration, analysis and critical thinking

Unit Mapping Information

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previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBDES501 Implement design solutions

BSBDES501A Implement design solutions

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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 1

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

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • undertake critical analysis, testing and development of a model, prototype or aspect of a design solution to meet an identified need
  • present model to key stakeholders using the most appropriate best practice methods.

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 the elements and principles of design and their application in relevant design context
  • describe key features of the wider industry, with the economic, social and historical context for the design solution
  • discuss design trends and technologies including other designs and the work of other design practitioners in the relevant context
  • summarise sources of information that support the development of technical and other knowledge
  • describe the technical expertise, resources, materials, tools, equipment, techniques and industry processes required for the area the design solutions are being implemented in.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the design process field of work and include access to:

  • other people to reflect the collaborative nature of the design process
  • resources required to test a design solution in a given industry context including materials, tools, equipment and expertise.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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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