Course Title: Research and apply techniques for graphic design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4158

Course Title: Research and apply techniques for graphic design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques for
application to graphic design. The focus of the unit is on a general knowledge of graphic design techniques and
the practical application of those techniques.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP07B Research and apply techniques for graphic design


1. Interpret the graphic design brief.

2. Organise resources for graphic design.

3. Test design approaches for graphic design.

4. Produce the graphic design.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

2 x projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.