Course Title: Develop and extend design skills and practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Develop and extend design skills and practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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 & Urban 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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and extend skills as a practising designer.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice


1.  Acquire and develop technical skills

2.  Develop conceptual skills and ideas

3.  Develop own voice

4.  Evaluate own work

5.  Research work opportunities

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to any individual who works as a designer in any industry context. Designers may work independently or be employed by an organisation.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• development of own voice through exploring and experimenting with new ideas in making and/or interpreting work
• application of planned strategies to develop appropriate skills in design practice
• use of discussion and evaluation opportunities to inform and develop technical and conceptual skills.