Course Title: Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249

Course Title: Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 108.0

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


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of small to medium scale commercial or institutional interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID5013A Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors


1.  Analyse the project brief

2.  Conduct project research

3.  Develop design concepts

4.  Design the space

5.  Revise and refine solution

6.  Prepare a fully rendered client presentation

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required to design spaces for small to medium commercial or institutional interiors.

This unit covers employability skills in teamwork and communication in order to work with others in the design process. Planning and organising and problem solving skills are required to apply design processes and initiative and enterprise are required to develop design ideas. Self management and learning skills are applied to assess and reflect on own design skills and identify areas for improvement.

Overview of Assessment

Effectively design for at least two interior small to medium scale commercial or institutional spaces to provide the client with creative solutions that satisfy the design brief

Effectively apply design elements and principles in designing for commercial space

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for designing for commercial space

Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area

The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistically simulated workplace

Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in an off-site context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements

The following resources should be made available:

*  workplace location or simulated workplace

*  materials and equipment relevant to designing for small to medium commercial spaces

*  specifications and work instructions