Course Title: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5316 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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 Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will research and incorporate sustainable design practices and knowledge into a communication outcome. This investigation will respond to a brief that requires you to creatively apply industry specific sustainable information to a reusable design, incorporating effective sustainable practice into the resolution.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this course, however on your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with CUVGRD506A Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs will be referred to as Business 1.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP504A Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice


1. Evaluate current practice for environmental sustainability

2. Conserve resources in own practice.

3. Make sustainable design decisions

4. Maintain currency of knowledge on sustainability issues and options

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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 written tasks. Assessment tasks in this course are:

  • Sustainability Case Study (100% of final grade)