Course Title: Evaluate furniture design proposals and concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5252

Course Title: Evaluate furniture design proposals and concepts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to evaluate design proposals and concepts with reference to set criteria established from original design briefs and enterprise objectives.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT5013A Evaluate furniture design proposals and concepts


1.  Establish evaluation criteria for design

2.  Evaluate design

3.  Evaluate design concepts for construction and production suitability

4.  Determine and report on design suitability

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in the wide variety of furniture maker operations. The competency applies to custom furniture business or design support environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a post trade level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person’s job and authority.

The evaluation involves assessment of own designs and designs generated by others.

This unit requires employability skills in planning and organising and problem solving to assess designs against criteria. Communication skills are used to research and document industry information and self management skills are used to analyse findings. Learning skills are required in order reflect on and assess own work against set criteria.

Overview of Assessment

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for planning of evaluation of design proposals

Use of calculators, computer programs and other aids in the calculation of proposal rankings

Documentation of evaluation criteria clearly from original design brief

Assessment and documentation of evaluation of product proposals or concepts to move forward in the design process

Recommendations for design improvements for concepts, construction, production and final design presented

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment