Course Title: Source and apply design industry knowledge

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4158

Course Title: Source and apply design industry knowledge

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to source, apply and update a general knowledge of the design industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES304A Source and apply design industry knowledge


1. Source and apply information on the structure and operation of the design industry

2. Source and apply knowledge on employment obligations and opportunities that impact on designers

3. Seek information on new design technology

4. Update industry knowledge

5. Apply information on ethical and legal work practices

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

2 Research activities
1 Industry report

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.