Course Title: Make scale models

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5233 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Make scale models

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make 3-dimensional (3D) scale models in response to specifications, which may be part of a brief. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to make accurate scale models to designed specifications. Design skills are found in other units within the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package. People working in many industries require the skills and knowledge in this unit, and the unit is written to allow for contextualisation to a particular industry context. Within the cultural industries this unit is relevant for people working across multiple sectors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS06A Make scale models


Determine scale model requirements

1.  Determine scale model requirements

2.  Organise resources for scale model making

3.  Make scale models

4.  Present scale models

Make scale models

Organise resources for scale model making

Present scale models

Learning Outcomes

During this course you will be shown different methods and meterials that will allow you to build a model of your designs.  You will work from drawings, mock-ups and CAD/CAM models to fabricate accurate and neatly finished representations of your products.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment context must provide for:
   • practical demonstration of skills using required materials, tools and equipment to make scale models for a specific workplace purpose
Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include: 
   • evaluation of scale models made by the candidate 
   • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of scale model-making techniques 
   • review of portfolios of evidence
   • third party workplace reports of performance by the candidatethe candidate
Assessment methods should closely reflect workplace demands and the needs of particular groups (eg people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties eg speakers of languages other than English, remote communities and those with
interrupted schooling).