Course Title: Present architectural designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Present architectural designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to present a design concept for an architectural project.  The design could be for a residential (BCA Classes 1 and 10) or commercial (BCA Classes 2 to 9) building.  It includes reviewing the project brief, developing presentation materials and presenting the final design concept to relevant stakeholders.  Materials for presentation could include sketches, computer generated drawings/images, or models.  It requires the ability to effectively clarify or communicate ideas and the design concept to stakeholders.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU595 Present architectural designs


1.  Plan presentation

2.  Produce presentation images and/or models

3.  Make presentation to client

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the skills and knowledge required for building designers to present an architectural design to relevant stakeholders. Work is likely to be under limited or no supervision and in consultation with a variety of stakeholders.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate building design workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.  Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
     •  liaise with client and external stakeholders in the development of a design presentation
     •  prepare and facilitate a design presentation to industry standard
     •  communicate design ideas and solutions with sketches and images.