Course Title: Refine model making skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5382 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Refine model making skills

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 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to refine techniques for the development of three-dimensional (3-D) physical models.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD508 Refine model making skills


1. Maintain professional practice

2. Refine and consolidate own technique

3. Make models to professional standard

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 will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:


Assessment Task 1

The digital world allows a product to be taken from an idea to a physical reality without pen touching paper. This project will explore this process. This project has been designed to get students to experiment with and refine further model making skills. It will encourage students to think of how they can produce models very quickly.


Assessment Task 2

This is an idea generation exercise that requires a folio of a documented design process showing how a range of design proposals have been developed, mock-ups leading to a final highly detailed model. An overall impression of an object will show the viewer how large and what shape it is, but adding details will bring the model or even prototype to life and show them what the real thing would look like.