Course Title: Assess environmental impact of a design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4250

Course Title: Assess environmental impact of a design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 36.0

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)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to assess the environmental impact of a design, recording its energy consumption, waste and material sustainability.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT4004A Assess environmental impact of a design


1.  Assess raw sources of material

2.  Assess the environmental impact of the design

3.  Assess the manufacturing process

4.  Assess product potential for recycling

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for assessing design sustainability at all stages of production, product use and disposal or recycling. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the individual’s job and authority.

This unit requires employability skills in planning and organising and problem solving in order to assess environmental impact at all stages of production, use and disposal. Communication skills are used to interpret information and complete documentation. Initiative and enterprise is required to make judgement about environmental impact based on information.

Overview of Assessment

Effectively assess the environmental impact of a design from its raw source through manufacture to its end use and disposal and recording of the impact study outcomes

Effectively measure the impact of design upon the environment

Effectively produce a report on the impact study outcomes of a product

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for assessing the environmental impact of a design

Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area