Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4158

Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to originate the concept and conduct critical discourse about the concept for own work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the work. The course includes the need for research and analysis of ideas and references, plus the creation of innovative concepts. It also includes a requirement for critical and informed discourse with others about one’s own work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse


Adjust and refine concept

Conduct critical discourse

Generate concept

Research concept ideas

Learning Outcomes

1 Research concept ideas
2 Generate concept
3 Conduct critical discourse
4 Adjust and refine concept

Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
3 x  projects 25% each (75%)
1 x concept document 25%
Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress for each submission.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.
This unit is delivered in the CONCEPT STUDIO in combination with ’Plan work for a nominated site’.

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate competence in all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.