Course Title: Establish the design brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5329 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Establish the design brief

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 36

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


Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to establish the objectives of a design brief and determine direction for the concepts and solutions which may result from the design process.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT4007A Establish the design brief


1. Collect information for the design brief

2. Conduct research for the design

3. Analyse and confirm design brief

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for establishing the objectives and key direction of a design brief where the brief has been, received from a client or is developed by the designer in response to a design challenge.

This unit covers employability skills in teamwork, problem solving and communication skills to interpret design requirements. Initiative and enterprise and self management skills are required to ensure completeness of information and process information to determine brief requirements.


Overview of Assessment

Effectively establish requirements for the creative direction of a design brief

Collect and analyse the implications of information relating to the design brief

Effectively establish criteria for the intended solutions to meet the requirements of the design brief

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for developing a design brief

Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area