Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5238

Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

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


340T Art



Bundoora Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to originate the concept and conduct critical discourse about the concept for your own work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the work. The course includes the need for research and analysis of ideas and references, plus the creation of innovative concepts. It also includes a requirement for critical and informed discourse with others about one’s own work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse


1. Research concept ideas

2. Generate concept

3. Conduct critical discourse

4. Adjust and refine concept

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures

2. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • participation in a critical discourse on the candidate’s work concepts
  • discussion and questioning about research and development processes
  • written and/or verbal reports
  • visual presentation, including diagrams, charts, slides, using digital technology
  • review of portfolios of evidence
  • third party workplace reports