Course Title: Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6161 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 200

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.

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5234

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

ARCH5234

City Campus

TAFE

530T Built Environment and Sustainability

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022,
Term2 2022

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4818

Course Contact Email: catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply the theories and principles of design to the design of buildings. It can be applied to both residential buildings (BCA Classes 1 and 10) and commercial buildings (BCA Classes 2 to 9). It requires the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information on the history and elements of architecture and their influence on current practice. It includes developing a design response which meets the requirements of a project brief, and communicating a final design solution to relevant stakeholders.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22465 Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

Elements:

Apply design principles to the context of a site

Determine design principles

Develop and express ideas through freehand sketching

Research the key movements of global architecture

Resolve and communicate design solutions to a built form


Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the knowledge and skills required for building designers to apply the principles and theories of design to residential and commercial building projects.


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate design drafting workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures. Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
• research and apply knowledge of global architecture, architects and designers and their influences on modern design theories
• apply architectural concepts to a built form
• develop a design solution which meets the requirements of the project brief
• communicate design solutions to stakeholders using a range of media.