Course Title: Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

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 Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work pro actively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES502A Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief


1. Establish design requirements

2. Develop and refine design brief

3. Negotiate terms and conditions

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. This unit builds on BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief, which focuses on working with an established brief.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• practical demonstration of skills through the development and finalisation of at least two design briefs for a specific industry purpose
• effective collaboration and communication skills to work with others to develop and refine a design brief
• knowledge of the design process within the specific industry context/design discipline.