Course Title: Design and construct 3-dimensional object(s)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5233 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Design and construct 3-dimensional object(s)

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and construct 3-dimensional (3D) object(s) through the exploration and application of a range of advanced techniques and materials. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU048 Design and construct 3-dimensional object(s)


1. Experiment with and assess tools, techniques and materials

2. Develop and refine design concept for 3D concept

3. Prepare materials, tools and equipment

4. Realise the 3D design concept

5. Produce 3D object

Learning Outcomes

The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer designing and constructing a 3-dimensional (3D)
object(s). The designer would use a wide range of tools, equipment and materials and the concepts developed would
convey strong conceptual and theoretical development.This work would usually be carried out under limited supervision.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to realise the outcomes described in the Elements
to the required level detailed in the Performance Criteria. 

The ability to design and construct a 3-dimensional object(s) which:
   • demonstrates a command of selected advanced tools, techniques and materials which are consistent with the
design concept
   • demonstrates a sound knowledge of the design process
   • demonstrates an ability to experiment and refine conceptual vision
The essential knowledge and skills must be assessed as part of the unit.








Students will be guided through a series of tools, materials and techniques and then encouraged to experiment with and then apply them to topical project work.