Course Title: Interpret and respond to a brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4158

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a brief

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 15.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops the participants skills and knowledge in interpreting and responding to a brief through the production of work. The learning is holistic in nature and focuses on the overall work processes required to meet the requirements and specifications of an actual industry brief.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDES05A Interpret and respond to a brief


Develop and refine the design concept

Interpret the brief

Liaise with client

Plan the production of the work

Learning Outcomes

1 Interpret the brief
2 Develop and refine the design concept
3 Liaise with client
4 Plan the production of the work
5 Complete the production of the work

Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
1 x project 100%

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and with each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.

This unit is delivered in the GRAPHIC STUDIO in combination with ‘Typography techniques’ and Graphic Design techniques’.