Course Title: Produce working drawings for commercial buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Produce working drawings for commercial buildings

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 180

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.

Important Information:

Students are to read this document to ensure that all completed assessment tasks comply with the listed learning elements and performance criteria.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2015,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies outcomes required to produce two and three-dimensional drawings in accordance with standard industry practice and to a level suitable for
building permit approval applications. It includes the ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to produce working drawings for commercial buildings (Building Code of
Australia Classes 2 to 9).

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Building

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21597 Produce working drawings for commercial buildings


1. Produce preliminary drawings

2. Read and interpret plans and specifications for a commercial building

3. Produce preliminary working drawings

4. Produce a set of working drawings

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to produce working drawings for commercial buildings (BCA Classes 2
to 9) within the context of relevant legislation, the BCA and Australian Standards.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques replicate building design
workplace conditions, materials, activities,
responsibilities and procedures.
Holistic or project-based assessment with other related
units is recommended.