Course Title: Create 3D digital models

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5382 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Create 3D digital models

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 75

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 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create 3D digital models that meet technical and design specifications.

It applies to individuals who clarify production requirements and produce 3D models under supervision, but may have responsibility for planning their own work. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models


1. Clarify work requirements

2. Develop 3D digital models

3 Finalise 3D digital models

Learning Outcomes

In completing this unit, students would be able to generate 3D models that can be apply in creating prototyping to computer generated model for marketing and presentation purposes.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

Assessment Task - Project Drill
You are to create a model using the surface modeling tools in Solidworks to match the reference material handed out. This project is one of two assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.  Completing this project allows you to demonstrate that you are able to create 3D models to design specifications – I this instance you will be provided with reference material of a cordless drill that you are to model using Solidworks.


This short-answer assessment task is one of two assessment tasks you need to successfully complete in order to be deemed competent for this unit.  Completing this project allows you to demonstrate your understating of the theory and understanding required to effectively create 3D digital models (specifically using the SolidWorks CAD package) and that knowledge will be also applied in completing the second assessment task.