Course Title: Design simple projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Design simple projects

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 65.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

This course covers the planning and development of simple, generally low risk projects that may be small scale and managed by one person or by a person with a small team. It includes identifying project requirements, preparing a business case, preparing the project plan and establishing project infrastructure.  It includes identifying project requirements, preparing a business case, preparing the project plan and establishing project infrastructure. In practice, project planning and development overlaps with other generalist and specialist work activities such as applying government processes, using resources, developing work plans, gathering information, etc.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPPM401B Design simple projects


Establish project infrastructure  

Identify project requirements 

Prepare business case 

Prepare project plan 

Learning Outcomes

As part of a series of studio based projects, you will learn how to detail requirements, write recommendations and prepare plans that require a level of precision about their public art project. You will understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders or team members as well as apply a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes. You will gain skills in using project management tools; negotiate time lines and applying workplace safety procedures in line with project planning requirements.

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods
You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You will be assessed by a practical demonstration of skills through the design of simple projects in a range of 2 or more contexts (or occasions), over time.

Assessment 1 - Written reports / presentations worth 20%
Assessment 2 - Project 1 including project journal worth 30%
Assessment 3 - Project 2 including project journal worth 30%
Assessment 4 - Portfolio worth 20%

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