Course Title: Source and apply design industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5304C

Course Title: Source and apply design industry knowledge

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ruth Lyon

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access information on the design industry

1.2 Use and analyse knowledge of the design industry appropriately, to inform own design practice and work and professional design practice


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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Obtain information on employment obligations and opportunities in the design industry
2.2 Apply knowledge of employment obligations and opportunities appropriately, within day-to-day work activities


3. Seek information on new design technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Correctly identify sources of information on new technology affecting different areas of design practice
3.2 Investigate relevant technologies to assist effective work performance


4. Update industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and use a range of opportunities to update knowledge of the design industry and monitor current issues of concern to the industry
4.2 Share updated knowledge with colleagues and peer group as appropriate, and incorporate into day-to-day work activities


5. Apply information on ethical and legal work practices

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Source information on ethical and legal work practices in the context of design
5.2 Share updated knowledge on ethical and legal work practice in day-to-day work activities

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Class discussion and analysis of relevant design language

On line research exercises

Conference and excursion for industry report

Research, compilation and presentation of industry report

Teaching Schedule

Week Learning activities Performance Criteria
 1 Introduction to design Industry Knowledge discussion of industry terms 1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2

Classroom activity 1: On line research - Exploration of employment possibilites

1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2
 3 Classroom activity 2:  Research continues 1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2
 4 Introduction of Industry report, discussion of conference option 1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2
 5 Excursion/ Conference (Research designers that are relevant to your career choices) 1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2
 6 Compilation and presentation and submission of industry report 1.1-2; 2.1-2; 3.1-2; 4.1-2; 5.1-2
 7 Assessment  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

2 x  research exercises

1 x industry report

All research is completed on provided work sheets and the compilation of all resourced material and industry focused activities are discussed and presented in class

Assessment Matrix

HDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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