Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5333 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

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,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers assessing natural and artificial light sources of an interior space and making recommendations for light fittings as part of an integrated decorative solution.
Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking interior decoration and design work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings


1. Interpret lighting requirements from project brief

2. Assess natural light sources

3. Assess artificial light sources

4. Select light fittings

5. Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret work orders and locate and apply relevant information
  • Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment
  • Identify materials used in the work process
  • Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to:
  • Minimise the risk of injury to self or others
  • Prevent damage to goods, equipment and products
  • Maintain required production output and product quality
  • Assess light for it environmental impact and ability to meet decorative requirements, and provide the client with cost-effective and efficient lighting solutions
  • Apply design elements and principles in recommending light fittings and provide a documented lighting layout and schedule
  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area/volume and estimate material requirements
  • Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, presentation of design/colour concepts, the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • Initiate new ideas and work techniques
  • Avoid backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage
  • Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

Overview of Assessment

In this course you will learn through a variety of methods which will include lectures, presentations, guest speakers, online research and learning, site visits to industry related showrooms,                                                                                          teacher directed activities, group projects and self directed learning.

You will also be required to demonstrate your learning through projects or tasks, presentations, collaboration with team members to produce suitable outcomes.