Course Title: Apply resources sustainably

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249

Course Title: Apply resources sustainably

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 36.0

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 Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to apply resources sustainably, ensuring that the impact of a design does not have significant impact on the environment and its precious resources.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT5002A Apply resources sustainably


1.  Assess raw sources of material

2.  Assess the sustainability of a design

3.  Apply resources sustainability

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in furnishing operations of all sizes. Applying resources sustainably applies to an industry workplace or design studio environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a para-professional level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the individual’s job and authority.

This unit includes employability skills in planning and organising, problem solving and communication to access, interpret, apply and document information relating to sustainability.

Overview of Assessment

• Effectively apply resources sustainably in the design and development of products in accordance with the elements and principles of design
• Effectively measure the impact of design upon the environment
• Effectively produce a report on the impact study outcomes of a sustainable resources
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for applying resources sustainably
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area