Course Title: Working As A Designer/Maker

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 029016

Program: C5111

Course Title: Working As A Designer/Maker

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)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to work as a self-employed furniture designer-maker.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre: BUSM 5383

National Competency Codes and Titles


Working as a designer/maker

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the major markets and outlets for furnishings within Australia
2. Describe viable market opportunities for designer-makers in Australia
3. Evaluate the range of promotional and presentation techniques available to Australian designer-makers
4. Discuss the funding support available to Australian designer-makers
5. Describe the major features of laws affecting the manufacture, sale and distribution of Australian furnishings
6. Develop a business plan appropriate to intended business activities
7. Organise the exhibition of furnishing pieces

Overview of Assessment

• Production of Business plan for proposed furniture operation
• End of year Exhibition organisation and operation
• Report on mentor operation and opportunities identified during year.