Course Title: Develop self as designer

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5068

Course Title: Develop self as designer

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)



City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This is a professional practice course, which covers development of technical and conceptual skills required to work as a practising designer. It also deals with communicating effectively and working strategically to achieve planned outcomes as a designer.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDSP02A Develop self as designer


Acquire and develop technical skills

Develop conceptual skills and ideas

Develop own voice

Learning Outcomes

1 Acquire and develop technical skills
2 Develop conceptual skills and ideas
3 Develop own voice

Overview of Assessment

Students will demonstrate competence by completing a series of practical projects to be submitted by the prescribed deadlines. All project work is to be documented through notes and drawings which may consist of: notes from lectures and tutorials, models, mockups, visual presentations, and research conducted relevant to the project. Ongoing verbal feedback will be provided to students as the projects progress. Written assessment and feedback will be given to the student when work is returned. Late work will not be accepted.