Course Title: Undertake complex architectural projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Undertake complex architectural projects

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 280.0

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 DiGiangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to undertake comples architectural projects for residential (BCA classes 1 and 10) and/or commercial) (BCA classes 2 to 9) buildings.  It includes consulation with a client to prepare a project brief and the development and presentation of a design concept that meets the requirement of the brief and relevant legislative requirements and codes and standards.  It requires the preparation of all necessary documentation and the development of a critical path management diagram.  It requires thorough knowledge of the Building Code of AustraliA (BCA), relevant Australian Standards and local authority regulatory requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU597 Undertake complex architectural projects


1.  Determine requirements for the project

2.  Develop design concept

3.  Finalise design

4.  Prepare and coordinate documentation development

5.  Prepare a critical path management diagram

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to complete comlex architectural projects which comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other relevant legislation.  Work is expected to be undertaken in consultation with other stakeholders and under limited supervision.

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 design drafting workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities.