Course Title: Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4382 Certificate IV in Design

Course Title: Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to think in a more creative way. Creative and critical thinking involves looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns. You will extend your problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills


1 Develop a questioning mindset

2 Generate ideas and responses

3 Challenge, test and re invent ideas

4 Enhance creative thinking skills

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or exercises and creative activities.
The assessment tasks are: Creative project/s

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