Course Title: Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4322 Certificate IV in Design

Course Title: Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to think in a more creative way. Creative thinking involves looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with GRAP5335 Generate design solutions.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills


1. Develop a questioning mindset

2. Generate ideas and responses

3. Challenge, test and re invent ideas

4. Enhance creative thinking skills

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills and will include group and individual tasks and group and individual projects.

Assessment tasks are:
Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%

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