Course Title: Present architectural designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ARCH5161

Course Title: Present architectural designs

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact : Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lisa Mee

Nominal Hours: 120

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU595 Present architectural designs


1.  Plan presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The project brief is reviewed to confirm requirements for presentation.

1.2 Suitable presentation format is selected according to project brief, timelines and budgetary limitations.

1.3 Relevant stakeholders are consulted during presentation planning to ensure appropriate format and materials are determined.

1.4 Consultation with team members is undertaken to determine individual responsibilities and time frames in the planning of presentation.


2.  Produce presentation images and/or models

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Presentation materials and equipment are selected to suit the format and purpose of the presentation and client requirements.

2.2 Final drawings/models are produced for presentation to stakeholders within agreed time frames and to industry standards.

2.3 A range of presentation materials is produced to assist comprehension of final design.


3.  Make presentation to client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Equipment and materials are organised for presentation and team members are briefed on their roles and responsibilities for the presentation, as required.

3.2 Non-verbal and verbal communication techniques are used to secure and maintain the interest of the audience.

3.3 Opportunities are provided for stakeholders to seek clarification on central concepts and ideas, and presentation is adjusted to meet the needs of the audience, if required.

3.4 Key concepts are summarised at strategic points to facilitate understanding.

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.

Details of Learning Activities

Demonstrations, lectures, supervised project work, supervised studios, independent research.

Teaching Schedule 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

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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.

Assessment Tasks  

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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•To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
•To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending course outcomes.
•To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.
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Employability skills:
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The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
Communication, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising, Self management, Learning and Technology.

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