Unit of competency details

CUVICS02B - Share ideas in the workplace (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Apr/2008

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DeletedDeleted from CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package11/Oct/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUVICS02A - Share ideas in the workplaceUpdated and equivalent19/Apr/2008

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 02/May/2014 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This competency standard covers the skills required to share idea/s with others in the workplace in a range of contexts within the cultural industries. This entails being confident in idea/s, selecting the most appropriate method to communicate it, accepting feedback and identifying areas for improvements.

This competency standard has been designed to encourage employees to discuss and think about ideas they may have in relation to work practices, services or products in the industry. It relates to entry and operative level positions in the cultural industries in areas such as event organisers, sales functions in community arts facility/studio, stage design, public art, music studio or a graphic design studio. Examples of how this unit works in practice can be found in the Supporting Information section of the Training Package.

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

Application of the Unit

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Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clarify idea/s for communication

1.1. Advantages and disadvantages of idea/s are identified.

1.2. Information relevant to the idea/s is gathered.

1.3. Effects  of the idea/s are identified.

1.4. Other possible options  are considered.

2. Prepare for communication

2.1. Relevant people  are identified.

2.2. Suitable communication method  is selected.

2.3. Suitable time and place for communication is established.

2.4. Responses  are anticipated and support for idea/s is developed.

3. Share idea/s

3.1. Idea/s is presented in appropriate way.

3.2. Feedback  is sought, discussed and accepted.

3.3. Idea/s is modified  accordingly.

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • ability to accept positive and negative feedback
  • ability to observe details of people, objects and events
  • presentation skills
  • ability to experiment with ideas and modify them
  • ability to recognise limitations and ask for help where needed
  • ability to listen to ideas and opinions of others with an open mind
  • ability to ask questions and seek clarification
  • ability to follow organisational guidelines or work under supervision.

Required knowledge 

  • selecting appropriate communication methods
  • organisational structure, such as who the relevant people in the organisation are and who to notify if there are problems
  • evaluation and review procedures.

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • clear and confident definition of idea/s
  • effective expression of idea/s to others within a work context in the cultural industries
  • ability to actively listen for both positive and negative feedback and modify idea/s accordingly.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • interaction with others to reflect the collaborative nature of the improvement process.

Method of assessment 

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • direct observation of the candidate participating in discussions and other collaborative activities to develop ideas
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of methods for sharing and communicating ideas within the workplace.

Guidance information for assessment 

This competency standard should be assessed with other standards that make up a specific job function for a specific context within the cultural industries.

Standards may include:

  • CUVPHI01B Source and apply photoimaging industry knowledge
  • CUSADM01A Purchase or hire equipment/supplies
  • CULMS410A Provide research assistance
  • CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
  • CUVCRS01B Plan work for a nominated site
  • CUEMAR01B Assist with marketing activities
  • BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

Please note : the above is a generic list which may apply across the cultural industries. Some of the units may not be included in this particular Training Package.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

The effects  will include:

  • the people who may be involved
  • the resources and processes needed to develop and implement the idea/s
  • the impact on the workplace.

Other options  include:

  • considering other ideas and being open to make changes to the original idea.

Relevant people  may include:

  • peers
  • a supervisor
  • an area leader
  • a manager.

Communication methods  refer to how and when you will present your ideas such as:

  • face to face in a team meeting
  • in an informal discussion or one on one with a specific person
  • during an informal discussion
  • in writing
  • by email or telephone.

Responses  can be anticipated by:

  • visualising the meeting or discussion
  • thinking through both positive and negative aspects of the idea
  • identifying the questions and viewpoints of others.

Seeking, discussing and accepting feedback  refers to:

  • actively listening
  • asking questions
  • clarifying, understanding and evaluating
  • accepting and rejecting the opinions and ideas of others' as appropriate.

Modifying  ideas involves:

  • making improvements or developing your idea/s based on the feedback received.

Unit Sector(s)

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Co-requisite units

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Competency field

Competency field 

Research and Innovation

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