Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4251

Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

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 Architecture & Design


Term1 2014,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to assess natural and artificial light sources of an interior space and make recommendations for light fittings as part of a decorative solution.

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of light fittings and sustainable lighting practices which are part of an integrated decorative solution.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise and problem solving in order to direct the research and selection of suitable light fittings. Communication skills are used to access and interpret information using information technologies and complete required documentation. Self management and learning skills are applied in the review of information and arrangements to ensure project needs are met

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4008A Assess interior light and recommend light fittings


1. Interpret lighting requirements from project brief

2. Assess natural light sources


3. Assess artificial light sources

4. Select light fittings

5. Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply Australian Lighting Standards and drawing conventions
  • Collect, organise and demonstrate your understanding information related to work briefs, basic plans and safety procedures
  • Communicate ideas and information to a client
  • Accurately record and maintain information.


Overview of Assessment

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills:

  • collecting, organising and understanding information related to work briefs, basic plans and safety procedures
  • communicating ideas and information
  • accurately recording and maintaining information
  • using computer operations for internet access and searches
  • analysing performance characteristics
  • comparing findings
  • communicating with suppliers
  • maintaining accurate records
  • clarifying and checking task related information
  • carrying out work according to OHS practices
  • recognising and responding to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence
  • efficiently and safely contributing to innovative interior decoration and design processes
  • using mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and volume, and estimate other material requirements
  • maintaining current knowledge of interior decoration and design techniques
  • using the workplace technology related to the use of tools including calculators, measuring and recording devices

Required knowledge:

  • State or Territory OHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for assessing interior light and recommending light fittings
  • organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Australian Lighting Standards and drawing conventions
  • research sources for lighting
  • ergonomics, anthropometrics, proxemics and aesthetic values
  • natural light characteristics and controls
  • design themes and design development
  • sketching and drawing techniques
  • procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement
  • environmental protection requirements
  • established communication channels and protocols
  • problem identification and resolution techniques