Course Title: Setting Up A Workshop

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5111

Course Title: Setting Up A Workshop

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)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Term1 2009

Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to set up a furniture design and construction workshop for individual or group needs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: BUIL 5376, GRAP 9424C, NONE 8225C

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBK211 Setting up a workshop

Learning Outcomes

1. Assess the type of workshop which will best suit a given need
2. Evaluate space and equipment considerations against costs
3. Design a workshop layout for individual or group needs
4. Describe set up and ongoing expenses for a contemporary furniture design and construction workshop

Overview of Assessment

• Report on operation of working as a designer maker
• Equipment analysis report
• Costing proposal for setting up and running of a small workshop
• Presentation of floor plan of workshop proposal