Unit of competency details

BSBDES601 - Manage design realisation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBDES601A - Manage design realisationUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to CUADES611 - Manage design realisation 15/Apr/2021

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
CUA60315 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic DesignAdvanced Diploma of Graphic DesignSuperseded
BSB61315 - Advanced Diploma of Marketing and CommunicationAdvanced Diploma of Marketing and CommunicationSuperseded1-2 
ICT51115 - Diploma of Telecommunications Planning and DesignDiploma of Telecommunications Planning and DesignSuperseded
CUA60715 - Advanced Diploma of Visual ArtsAdvanced Diploma of Visual ArtsSuperseded1-2 
ICP50120 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts Business ManagementDiploma of Printing and Graphic Arts Business ManagementCurrent1-2 
ICP50115 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic ArtsDiploma of Printing and Graphic ArtsSuperseded1-3 
ICT51015 - Diploma of Telecommunications EngineeringDiploma of Telecommunications EngineeringSuperseded
MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and TechnologyDiploma of Furniture Design and TechnologySuperseded2-6 
ICT60615 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network EngineeringSuperseded
BSB50115 - Diploma of AdvertisingDiploma of AdvertisingSuperseded
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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 manage the process of taking a design from concept to final realisation or production. It has a strong focus on planning, implementation and monitoring skills, combined with a sound knowledge of design and production issues and challenges in a given context.

It applies to individuals working in any industry context or design discipline who take responsibility for turning design concept into reality – a product or service of value to the end-user. This person could be an individual designer-maker or a designer working as part of a larger design/production team.

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 Plan realisation of design

1.1 Collect, analyse and maintain relevant information on the design

1.2 Discuss and agree on standards of work and monitoring requirements with appropriate stakeholders

1.3 Develop clear plan and schedule for design realisation, including key roles and responsibilities linked to timelines and budget

2 Implement and monitor realisation of design

2.1 Organise and/or allocate resources to achieve realisation of design within required standards, timeframes and budget

2.2 Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources

2.3 Maintain accurate, relevant and complete documentation in accordance with agreed standards

2.4 Monitor process to ensure integrity of design is maintained at all times, including through the process of challenging and interrogating own design work

2.5 Promptly identify difficulties or problems that arise in relation to realisation of design and take action to rectify situation

3 Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders

3.1 Establish and maintain appropriate communication channels with relevant stakeholders

3.2 Proactively seek and provide information to facilitate effective design realisation

3.3 Adhere to agreed terms and conditions or negotiate appropriate changes in light of changed circumstances

3.4 Negotiate and agree on revisions with relevant parties in a professional manner, to enhance quality of outcome

4 Complete design process

4.1 Finalise design outcomes in accordance with terms and conditions

4.2 Seek feedback from key stakeholders on finished design and make final adjustments as agreed

4.3 Evaluate completed design in relation to own work and overall process, to inform future practice

Foundation Skills

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






1.1, 2.3

  • Collates and analyses textual information from a range of sources relevant to the design realisation


2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3

  • Produces documentation using appropriate structure, language and context to articulate own ideas and positions

Oral Communication

1.2, 3.2-3.4, 4.2

  • Articulates clearly using specific language and appropriate tone to convey information
  • Uses active questioning and listening techniques to confirm understanding


1.3, 2.1

  • Interprets and uses numeric information in budgets and to determine work schedules

Navigate the world of work

2.3, 3.3, 4.1

  • Works independently and collectively within broad parameters, with a strong sense of responsibility and ownership of plans, decisions and outcomes
  • Adheres to organisational policies and procedures

Interact with others

1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

  • Recognises the importance of taking audience, purpose and contextual factors into account when making decisions about what to communicate, with whom, why and how
  • Fosters a collaborative culture within own sphere of influence, facilitating a sense of cohesion and commitment

Get the work done

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 2.5

  • Takes responsibility for planning and organising tasks to meet workplace deadlines, including those tasks that require liaison with other people
  • Applies formal problem-solving processes when responding to unpredictable issues and challenges that arise during the design process
  • Uses each experience to reflect on how variables impact outcomes to inform future practices

Unit Mapping Information

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Equivalence status 

BSBDES601 Manage design realisation

BSBDES601A Manage design realisation

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.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:

  • produce a design according to all brief requirements
  • demonstrate highly-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills to deliver the finished product.

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:

  • outline key responsibilities of relevant personnel in this context
  • describe best practices when dealing with setbacks in the production process
  • explain production processes in a particular industry context or discipline including required materials, tools and equipment.

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:

  • resources, tools, materials and equipment required for realising a design in a specific context
  • a design concept that the candidate can take to realisation stage
  • other people to reflect the collaborative nature of the work.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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