Course Title: Design residential interior lighting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5396 Diploma of Interior Design

Course Title: Design residential interior lighting

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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 Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess natural light and determine supplementary lighting requirements in an existing residential interior space and design lighting for that space.

This unit applies to interior decorators and designers. They analyse and compare information from diverse sources to inform a design solution.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking interior decoration and design work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MSFID4021 Design Soft Furnishing solutions for interior spaces and MSFID4016 Design Colour schemes for Interior and exterior spaces

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4013 Design residential interior lighting


1. Interpret lighting requirements

2. Assess existing orientation and natural light

3. Determine supplementary lighting requirements

4. Generate lighting concepts

5. Revise and refine solution

6. Present lighting solution

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 will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include tasks and projects.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.